Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL); European Centre of International Studies and Development (EuroSapienza) The Urban Challenge Course will focus on a series of case studies. Taking Copenhagen as a starting case, the course will be supplemented by heavily drawing on international examples as a foundation for discussion and broaden perspectives. Students will identify urban challenges in each case study area. Based on this initial analysis of urban challenges they will identify and develop sustainable public, private and non-profit sector solutions.
The course aims at fostering sustainable innovation and knowledge on how to create more sustainable cities by drawing on the cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural make-up of the group. Theoretically, the course will focus on sustainable business model theory, partnership theory, social movement theory and urban planning. Methodologically, the course will draw on qualitative methods and design thinking techniques.
This course is a collaboration among renowned universities (CBS, Aalto University, HCU, La Sapienza, University of Edinburgh Business School and University of Latvia) and strategic businesses, and will take place during an intensive three-week programme. Students will work together in mixed study groups across cultures and disciplinary backgrounds. The course will have an introduction day on April 24th followed by a kick-off day with an international conference in Copenhagen on April 25th 2019. Finally, the lectures will start on April 29th 2019. In the weeks before the kick-off of the program, students will be asked to prepare themselves for the course through assigned readings and videos (methodology, theory, and context). The programme is structured through online and offline lectures, “company” visits, fieldwork, group work, and project preparation and presentation.
Copenhagen Business School, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (IKL), Denmark
European Centre of International Studies and Development (EuroSapienza), Italy