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Sustainable Cities: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: May 28 to London | Inbound: June 16 from Copenhagen

Sustainable Cities

Academic Program: May 29 - June 15

Friday, May 28

Optional overnight flight from the U.S. to London.*

Saturday, May 29

Arrive London. Transfer to accommodation. Free time to settle in and evening group welcome meal.

London, the capital city of England and largest city in the U.K., is one of the greenest cities in the world with over 3,000 parks and green spaces. It ranks particularly high in quality of life and public transport infrastructure.

Sunday, May 30

Morning orientation with AIFS staff followed by introductory class. Afternoon sightseeing tour of London, ending at The Wellcome Trust to visit the Being Human exhibition.

Monday, May 31

Morning class: The growth of sustainability in the U.K. Afternoon excursion to The Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens.

Tuesday, June 1

Morning class: Environmental politics in the U.K. Afternoon visit to BedZed, the U.K.’s first large scale eco-village.

Wednesday, June 2

Morning class: Urban initiatives in the U.K. Afternoon on-site lecture and tour of the Greenwich Ecology Peninsula Park.

Thursday, June 3

Morning class: The economics of sustainability in the U.K. Afternoon on-site lecture and visit to Stratford Olympic Park, legacy of the 2012 London Olympics.

Friday, June 4

Study day.

Saturday, June 5

Morning flight to Stockholm and check into accommodation. Afternoon guided walking tour of Stockholm’s Old Town.

Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful and elegant capital city, holds the title as the first city to be named “European Green Capital” in 2010 by the EU Commission. Made up of more than 14 islands and 50 bridges, it is also famous for its old town, Gamla Stan, and home to the Nobel Museum.

Sunday, June 6

Morning visit to The Stockholm Room and its various exhibitions on urban development. Afternoon on-site lecture and tour on topic of sustainability in the city of the European Green Capital Award, including Ekoparken, the world’s first national park.

Monday, June 7

Morning on-site lecture and tour of Hammarby Port, an area of major urban development. Afternoon academic visit to an EU funded initiative targeted at transforming aging European cities to smart and sustainable entities.

Tuesday, June 8

Morning visit to Stockholm’s meatpacking district, a project transforming an industrial area to a livable urban district. Afternoon class.

Wednesday, June 9

Study day.

Thursday, June 10

Morning departure to Copenhagen by train. Transfer to accommodation, followed by a “Cool Copenhagen Sustainability” walking tour.

Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, was originally a Viking fishing village in the 10th century. As well as epitomizing ‘Scandi cool’ the city is famous for its historic center, Tivoli Gardens, Nyhavn Canal and Royal Quarter, and Hans Christian Andersen. Situated on the coastal island of Zealand and Amager, it is linked to Malmö, Sweden by bridge. It is also one of the most sustainable and energy efficient cities in the world.

Friday, June 11

Morning academic visit to Tivoli Gardens with lecture on topic of Green Urban Development. Afternoon class.

Saturday, June 12

Day trip to Malmö, Sweden with on-site lecture and walking tour on topic of Green Architecture, Energy Efficiency and Recycling. Afternoon lecture on food sustainability at a zero-waste food initiative restaurant followed by a group lunch.

Sunday, June 13

Study day.

Monday, June 14

Morning study time. Afternoon class and group discussion.

Tuesday, June 15

Morning exam. Free afternoon. Evening group farewell meal.

Wednesday, June 16

Optional return flight from Copenhagen to the U.S.*

Dates and itinerary are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.


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