Faculty of Civil Engineering
August 9-17, 2021
490 € (585 $), 5 ECTS
Capacity: 25 students
Application deadline: June 1, 2021
Target group of students: current Bachelor and Master students
Important information: A FEE OF 490 EUR COVERS ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS.
Discover Brno and study! Brno post-industrial, modern, sustainable, popular, phenomenal!
The summer school focusing on municipal engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Brno University of Technology (FCE, BUT) perfectly combines theory and practice, studying and fun. You will participate in professional lectures, practical measurements, excursions, team work on projects, social activities. Based on specific examples, you will learn about urban planning, its development and its future. You will learn about city transport modelling, about green vegetation in cities or about using rain water. You will gain information about sustainable buildings in relation to city planning. The practical excursions will include for example the Tugendhat Villa, the future smart town part of Špitálka, water management laboratories, the Brno reservoir, the developing town part called Jižní čtvrť and others. Your task will be to produce a schematic design of a town part at a selected brownfield site in Brno. It must be based on the principle of sustainable development with the lowest possible CO2 footprint.
Main topic and goals
Brno post-industrial (how to build the city of today)
Producing a schematic design of a town part at a selected brownfield site in Brno based on the principles of sustainable development with the lowest possible CO2 footprint. Students will work in groups of approx. 5. The outcome will be a 15-minute presentation and a 70x100 cm poster.
- Day 1, Monday 9th August 2021
Welcome, presentation and a tour of the BUT Faculty of Civil Engineering and the AdMaS centre
Assignment of the summer school topic.
5 o’clock tea
- Day 2, Tuesday 10th August 2021
Brno post-industrial (lecture/presentation)
A walk around Brno with comments on history and urban planning with reference to the morning block
- Day 3, Wednesday 11th August 2021
Workshop: Brno, excursion of the Tugendhat Villa
- Day 4, Thursday 12th August 2021
Workshop: Sustainable cities, visit to the Open gardens
- Day 5, Friday 13th August 2021
Workshop: Water in the city and landscape
Excursion to the Kníničky hydroelectric power plant
- Day 6, Saturday 14th August 2021
Workshop: Waterways and navigation
Trip to the Brno reservoir and a boat ride
- Day 7, Sunday 15th August 2021
Work on the assignment (individual/study hall)
- Day 8, Monday 16th August 2021
Workshop: Transport and green vegetation in the city, transport modelling
- Day 9, Tuesday 17th August 2021
Presentation of results, evaluation, a thank-you and goodbye meeting
For more information about the course, visit BRNO POST-INDUSTRIAL website.
Responsibility: Mgr. Jan Suchý