Collaboratively creating tools and skills for postgrowth cities
The making of postgrowth cities requires skills, tools, and worldviews that are oriented to cooperation, mutual understanding, active listening, solidarity, resonance, and the acceptance of differences. A postgrowth urban practice prioritizes ways of understanding, observing, and respecting society and ecology. Advocacy skills and ethical sensitivity are central.
Members of the coalition participate and organize education as part of their daily work. Here you can find some of these education programs. If you offer relevant educational material, let us know and we can promote it here.
Masterstudio of postgrowth planning
Part of the Master in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Amsterdam, the Masterstudio postgrowth planning is for students with backgrounds in planning, architecture, sociology, environmental studies, anthropology, and geography.
Students cooperate in groups to devise radical approaches to pressing ecological and social challenges facing cities. They take Amsterdam as their field of action. The Masterstudio is organized around a new theme each year. The themes are selected to address political debates that become salient in Amsterdam that year.