Are you an urban planner, urban designer, landscape architect or traffic engineer always looking for new knowledge? Make sure you become a frontrunner and cycling expert by joining our unique 3 day Masterclass: Designing the Cycling City
A true crash course in bicycle urbanism. Through a combination of presentations, lectures by well-known practitioners and researchers, cycling tours and practical sessions, this Masterclass takes you through a deep dive into the Dutch approach to cycling urbanism – arguably one of the most successful in the world.
Ready to be inspired to change your city? Improve livability, citizens' well-being and create a more sustainable future-proof city? Join us and register now.
With this immersive masterclass, you'll have plenty to learn and reflect on during your three days with us. Using experiential learning techniques, we'll use the city as the classroom while taking you through the best of cycling infrastructure on two wheels.
Rotterdam, Delft, Amsterdam. A big city or a small country? You'll be amazed at the interconnectedness of the Randstad while experiencing unique approaches to bicycle infrastructure design. Trains <3 Bikes you'll learn how transit and cycling compliment each other.
You will learn about: 1) The Big City, 2) The Small City and 3) Making a Change. You will be immersed in a story about the amazing urban transformation that has led to present day infrastructure. Our key takeaway is to show you how your city can be inspired by these transformations.
What you can expect
Day 1 - Rotterdam
The first module focuses on the historical context of Dutch urbanism and cycling infrastructure, taking Rotterdam and its particular history as the context. Kicking off with a look back at how the Netherlands built its cycling infrastructure over decades, as the day moves on the approach goes from theory – including references to land use policies and transit accessibility – to practice, ending with a tour for the participants to experience the cycling network of Rotterdam and its surroundings.
Day 2 - Delft
The second day goes from macro to micro – taking a closer look at planning regulations and the complexities of creating an active mobility infrastructure through the case-study of Delft. In particular, we will analyse the routes to its University, as the institution plays a major role in the town’s planning process, determining its character and, to a high degree, the organisation of its urbanism. During the second half of the day the focus of the class will be on best practices for healthy mobility, giving an overview on the complexities of the matter and how to bridge them.
Day 3 - Amsterdam
On the final day the focus will be on crisis and other societal shocks as drivers of change, showcasing how transition unfolds in Amsterdam and beyond. This final block aims to break stereotypes, showing how to adjust structures, policies and approaches to make them permeable to triggers and transitions, in order to become feasible and efficient drivers of change. The last session will be a summary, pointing explicitly at how to connect the different matters discussed over the previous days. As a closure, a festive borrel will follow.
After these 3 days you will have:
Severe knowledge around cycling as part of the solution for several societal and urban challenges
Learned by experience what is needed to create an active mobility infrastructure
Much inspiration to become a frontrunner and advocate of a (better) cycling infrastructure and culture in your city or country
Expanded your international network of great experts and like-minded people and colleagues
Had much personal input and feedback from experts
Cost for the full 3 day course is only €1500 excl. VAT (21%) including, bicycle rents, lunch and materials. Maximum group size: 20