The Global Leadership for the Future of Cities Summer Course is jointly provided by the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, Oxford Sustain, and Summit Education Enterprise. It is designed to provide talented and advanced university students and professionals from a variety of disciplines and fields aspiring to pursue high-level research or management careers with the exposure to the key areas involved in making urban development sustainable, flexible, dynamic, resilient and vibrant in response to evolving challenges and circumstances. These areas include governance and policy; design and planning; technology and innovation; economics, finance and commerce; and social and cultural development.
Aiming to connect top research and best practice, the course engages attendees in interactive and participatory lectures and seminars taught by leading experts at the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Imperial College London, Warwick University, and management personal and practitioners in the UK government, business and industrial sectors. It provides a global and comparative perspective on major aspects of contemporary and near future urban development with case studies on global cities, in order to explore innovative and sustainable practices that balance economic, environmental and social aspects of urban development.
Christ Church College, Oxford