Cass Cities Summer School 2015, Brussels

Apply now for a chance to join!

In collaboration with their friends at Ruimte Vlaanderen, the Flemish government’s sparky spatial planning team, Cass Cities are organising a five day summer school in Brussels. 

From 6 - 10 July 2015 a group of 20 students will work together with an impressive cluster of practitioners, all of whom are enthusiastically joining in and like to teach. The group will consider how to make the urban economy of the Brussels Metropolitan Northern Area more visible, more extrovert. We believe that this would be a good thing, here as in all cities. Four teams will each focus on an example area, and will observe and propose.

There will be workshop sessions, talks and discussions. There will be walking, looking, recording and drawing, suggesting and persuading. We will be based on-site. A punchy publication is expected to follow, reflecting also on the earlier experiences of a group from the Cass considering what to do with Buda.

Teachers will include The Cass professor Mark Brearley, Jan Zaman from Ruimte Vlaanderen, Joachim Declerck from Architecture Workroom BrusselsDann Jessen from East and The Cass, Francesco Benedetto from Yellow Office, Fabio Vanin from LatitudeSarah Considine and Adam Towle from Cass Cities and the Greater London Authority, Annette Kuhk, Jens AertsSarah De BoeckEric Corijn and Christian Van der Motten.

The research groups STeR-Cosmopolis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and LOUISE (Université Libre de Bruxelles) will be presenting their recent work and joining in discussions, as well as teachers from KULeuven and UGhent. There will be guests from the City of Brussels and Flanders.

Participation is free, but students will need to pay for their own accommodation in the nice budget hotel and will need to organise their own travel.

To join in you should be a graduate, a designer or some such well intentioned person, and have a keen interest in cities (what goes on in them, how they are shaped, and what can make them better places for all). You do not need to be a student from The Cass, or have anything to do with Brussels, indeed you could be from anywhere in the world.

Applications are invited by email to Mark Brearley ( or Jan Zaman (

You should express your interest, in a way that will persuade us, with a short text and between one and a handful of images. 

Applications by the end of Friday, 4 June. The selection of students will be confirmed soon after.

See also the Cass Cities Masters, another great option for future city shapers.

Cass Cities Summer School 2015

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Deadline Friday, 4 June
Contact Mark Brearley

Cass Cities


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