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iWater Summer Schools
The iWater Summer Schools was an academic project coordinated by Aalto University in close collaboration with 7 partner cities, the Union of the Baltic Cities and a wide range of Latvian, Swedish, Estonian and Finnish Universities interested in the dissemination and exchange of knowledge on integrated Storm Water Management.
The goal of the Summer Schools was to provide and explore in a practical way and in specific Case Studies (Pilot Sites) in each partner city the different tools and methods to integrate innovative Storm Water Management in the urban planning process and in the design of urban spaces. Summer Schools focused on 7 Pilot Sites located in urban or periurban areas with severe stormwater management challenges. The activities consisted of practical learning and in “hands on” assignments. Each Pilot Site was thoroughly analyzed by appointed group of students and set of most suitable solutions was designed for each site.
Summer Schoolswere organized as an “Intensive Studio” and included the development of strategies, the definition of conceptual solutions, the elaboration of drawings, middle reviews, lectures and open discussions.
iWater Summer Schools 2016:
LATVIA (Pilot Sites in Riga, Jelgava and Turku): 14th -18th June (Latvia University of Agriculture, Jelgava)
SWEDEN (Pilot Sites in Gävle and Söderhamn): 27th June-1st July 2016 (City of Gävle, Gävle)
ESTONIA (Pilot Sites in Tartu, Helsinki and Turku): 11th – 15th July 2016 (Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu)
Please see the iWater Summer Schools brochure and Pilot sites to learn more.
Water Spaces - Ideas competition
On 27 November 2015 – 31 January 2016 Aalto University Department of Architecture and seven partner cities arranged a student competition Water Spaces aiming to find innovative solutions in stormwater management. The competition was open to the students of Aalto University, Estonian University of the Life Sciences, Latvia University of Agriculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and University of Gävle. Opening seminar took place on 27 November 2015 at the premises of the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
Please see the lecture "WATERSENSITIVE URBANISM - How can we make our cities climate proof and more attractive?" by Dirk van Peijpe, DE URBANISTEN