Executive Master in Resilient and Carbon Neutral Cities

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  • Programme title
    Executive Master in Resilient and Carbon Neutral Cities
  • Programme mnemonic
    FC-755
  • Programme organised by
    • Centre de Formation continue en Sciences humaines et sociales
    • Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta
  • Title type
    formation continue
  • Field and branch of study
    Sciences and technics/Health/other/Architecture and urban planning/Agronomy and bioengineering/Sciences/Engineering sciences/other
  • Open to returning students
    yes
  • Schedule type
    Daytime
  • Languages of instruction
    english / french
  • Programme duration
    long (more than 15 days)
  • Campus
    Flagey/Solbosch/Other campus,
    • ULB's Campus - Brussels -
    • Tractebel-Engie's Campus Bruxelles and Paris
  • Category / Topic
    Art - Architecture/Sciences and technics - Architecture and urban planning/Sciences and technics - Engineering sciences

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General information

Title type

formation continue

Programme duration

long (more than 15 days)

Learning language(s)

english / french

Schedule type

Daytime

Campus

Flagey/Solbosch/Other campus,

  • ULB's Campus - Brussels -
  • Tractebel-Engie's Campus Bruxelles and Paris

Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Art - Architecture/Sciences and technics - Architecture and urban planning/Sciences and technics - Engineering sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies) Open to returning students

yes

Fees

  • Full price: 2295 euros
  • Faculty Alumni rate: 1795 euros
  • Engie trainee rate: Free

Academic leader and speakers

Academic leader

Didier Van Cutsem
 

Speakers

Andrea Bortolotti; Jean-Baptiste Debonnaire; Charles-Edouard Delpierre; Charlotte Halpern; Didier Holleaux ; Marek Hudon; Stephan Kampelmann; Thierry Kandjee; Ahmed Khan; Amaury Martinez; Sareh Moosavi; Claire Pelgrims; Didier Vancutsem; Mathias Vansteenwegen


 

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Presentation

At the time of carbon-neutral objective before 2050 -at the heart of the European Green Deal and in line with the EU’s commitment to global climate action under the Paris Agreement-, the Programme is aiming to:
  • describe and develop the levers towards a carbon-neutral and resilient city. These levers are related to all urban systems through needed material and energy, but also related to actions aiming to a better resilience towards climate change.
  • design a Climate Carbon-Neutral Strategy allowing to mobilise the entire potentials of the urban system and in particular to reintegrate a dynamic process on the triptical system Social – Environment – Territory. 

The Executive Master Courses are delivered by high-level experts from different University Faculties, but also by external experts from international partner universities and European / global organisations, such as UN-Habitat and European Commission. The Course is contributing to the New European Bauhaus initiative of the European Commission and is acknowledged by the World Urban Campaign of UN-Habitat. 

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Prerequisites

Admissions are based on applications. Candidates must present a certificate of completion of a first cycle higher education diploma or proceed to a VAE. (Valuation of acquired experience)

Target audience

This training is intended for architects, urban planners and landscape architects, graduates with a university-level master's degree and all holders of the titles architect, engineer-architect, graduate engineer concerned with sustainable urban development wishing to improve their training.

Calendar & registration

Programme

Cities and metropolises worldwide are reinventing themselves in order to adapt to the global climate change challenges. At the beginning of the third Millenium, sustainable development as a response to the climate trends calls to a new, radical transformation of the urban humanity, where everyone needs to act responsibly. A great amount of cities have to rethink their energy resources consumption, as well as their food and material resources management. The City Scan Method reveals a constellation of different, interconnected systems. While checking their system connections, climate challenges demonstrate that their effectiveness depends mostly from their mutual interaction and their synergies – similar to the chemical chain reactions in human metabolism. For future cities, there is the need to think and start the urban mutations from topics connected to the environment: not only planning our urban forms, but also to unleash evolution potentials, tangibles or not.

Content of the academic programm

Modules Methodologies Learning Acquis Team and teachers
Module 1: Introduction to the concept of circular and resilient city Interactive course and case studies
Session 1: Notions of Urban Resilience and Circular Economy - Notions of Circular and carbon-neutral Solutions - Sustainable territorial development online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion - keynote presentations Urban Resilience and carbon-neutral cities are recent  forward looking urban trends - this session will introduce,  identify and describe  the notions of resilience and circular economy at the urban and territorial level. It will include keynote presentations from EU Commission and UN-Habitat experts Charles-Edouard Delpierre / Didier Vancutsem /external interventions from UN-Habitat / EU Commission experts
Session 2: New technologies - Intelligent Cities and Artificial Intelligence - Power of Urban Innovation - City as a System: 360° City Scan methodology  online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion - keynote presentations Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies are transforming fundamentally our way of living and working, but also the urban systems. This session will describe current trends, compare new technologies and explain how they influence our current and future urban ecosystems. Charles-Edouard Delpierre / Didier Vancutsem / Didier Holleaux ENGIE
Module 2: Resources and Energy dimensions in urban fabric Interactive course and case studies
Session 3: Building materials and Energy - Carbon-neutral energy production - Intelligent Energy Blocks and networks online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion Energy flows and building materials understanding are key in building a carbon-neutral urban system. This session will describe and explain how to produce carbon-neutral energy, use low carbon materials, and conceptualise Energy Blocks. Mathias Vansteenwegen Tractebel /  Andrea Bortolotti ULB /  
Session 4: Local Resources and biosourced materials - Energy efficiency approach - Positive Energy districts - Bold City Vision online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion How to manage local resources, and how to develop an efficient energy approach? The development of Positive Energy Districts and Bold City Visions are becoming standards in the Resilient City. The session will help to focus on understanding, discussing and comparing local resources and materials Stephan Kampelmann /  Andrea Bortolotti ULB / external intervention from NTNU University and EU project CityxChange
Module 3: Carbon-Neutral Approach and Strategies Interactive course and case studies
Session 5: Carbon performances - Carbon neutrality concept - Carbon-neutral urban fabric online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion Carbon-Neutral integrated urban processes are currently guiding urban developments: it is expected that the urban fabric will have to be transformed to low carbon systems in the next 20 years. The session will contribute to identify, understand and apply notions of carbon neutral in the city  Charlotte Halpern (Sciences Po), Didier Holleaux ENGIE
Session 6: Low-carbon mobility - Concrete application: carbon balance calculation online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion The low-carbon mobility and its carbon balance dimension are key towards carbon-neutral cities. How to design and implement low carbon mobility? The session will describe different methods and case studies of successful mobility systems globally. Jean-Baptiste Debonnaire ENGIE / Claire Pelgrims ULB / Sébastien Goethals / external intervention of UITP Union Internationale du Transport Public 
Module 4 : Carbon-neutral methodologies and tools Interactive course and case studies
Session 7: Masterplanning Energy / Mobility / Built Environment - Urban Climate management online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion Planning and transforming built environment together with energy and positive energy systems are the basis for building carbon-neutral cities. The session will describe the management of urban climate and Energy Masterplanning  Ahmed Khan ULB Polytech / Andrea Bortolotti ULB 
Session 8: Carbon-neutral tools and strategies - Methodological management online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion Which tools and strategies are needed to implement carbon-neutral concepts? Which methodologies are essential for its management? The session will identify and describe the notions of carbon-neutral strategies Ahmed Khan ULB Polytech / Andrea Bortolotti ULB 
Module 5: Nature-Based Solutions and Green Infrastructure Interactive course and case studies
Session 9: Vegetalisation systems - Carbon Capture systems - Environmental Management - Natural Resources Management online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion Vegetalisation of the urban fabric and urban forests are key to capture carbon emissions and equilibrate the urban climate. How to understand green systems and carbon capture and how to implement environmental management? Didier Vancutsem ULB / Sarah Moosavi ULB / 
Session 10: Green Infrastructure development and management - Advanced natural and environmental resource economics online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion Green infrastructure has to be further developed in urban systems to make the city more resilient. Nature-based Solutions are today the reference for urban resilience. How urban ecosystem services can be designed and implemented? The session will deliver all information and knowledge to the participants on how to develop green infrastructure approach and urban ecosystem services. Didier Vancutsem ULB / Andrea Bortolotti ULB / 
Module 6: Implementation and financing the carbon-neutral city Case study and project work
Session 11: Mutualisation techniques - Governance and stakeholders identification and management online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion Resilience can only be achieved with involvement of stakeholders - how to develop sustainable governance and develop co-creation processes? The session will deliver the necessary tools and strategies towards integrated governance approach.  Didier Holleaux ENGIE / Sarah Moosavi ULB / Didier Vancutsem ULB
Session 12: Financial management of carbon-neutral city - Scientific Communication - PPPs and other financial forms online session with topic presentation and interactive discussion - keynote session Carbon-neutral strategies need financial support. How to understand, use and implement financial management of carbon-neutral dimension? The session will deliver some interesting aspects in funding opportunities and solutions.  Sarah Moosavi ULB / Prof. Marek Hudon, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB) / external intervention from the European Bank of Investment BEI
Module 7 : integrative seminar Participative seminar with project work Interactive workshop as urban lab Selected staff
Integrative Seminar with stakeholder interaction (Living Lab)
Module 8 : Master Thesis (TFE) 60 pages work Amaury Martinez / …