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Thanks from the URBACT Team to Everyone Involved in the Summer University 2013!

... through the group activities. Thanks also to all the technical staff, and the fresh students who collaborate. Last but not least, thanks to the organisers who worked endless hours to provide a great URBACT ...

#URBACT2013: Follow the Hashtag, Join the Network!


URBACT Summer University: the centre of a wide network. This is the idea we pursue through our social media campaign, supporting the activities of the URBACT Summer University 2013.

Be part of the experience, follow us and contribute to extend the network! 

Save Paper and Time: Download the USU Materials

... different labs and activities are now available online.     ::/introtext:: ::fulltext::   by  Adarsh Upadhyay    Before leaving for Dublin, make sure you ...

Materials to Download

(About the university)
... different labs and activities but also useful for further consulation, are now available online. Here you find the complete list of the available materials   ::/introtext:: ::fulltext::General ...

Welcome to the USU Early Bird Tai Chi Class!


The integrated approach is highly relevant, not only to urban development, but to development in general, and more especially to personal development! This is what we learn from ancient martial arts such as Tai Chi Chuan and energetic practices such as Qi Gong.

Every morning during the URBACT Summer University, we will prepare for the day, gently awakening body and mind through series of breathing and movements.

Dublin Run


Are you an URBACT runner? Well, be prepared for some Dublin fun, then! 









People at Work :8 Labs to Define the Ideal City

... will investigate which activities can be integrated in mixed city centres, which functions can coexist in close space to have the better synergies. Involvement of people will be the central focus of ...

Successful Urban Improvements of Dublin: City's Participation to URBACT Projects

... ::/introtext:: ::fulltext::The city of Dublin has been actively involved in URBACT activities and projects and has benefited from this participation in several ways. One more reason for the Irish capital ...

3 Reasons Not to Miss URBACT Summer University 2013…


URBACT Summer University is a great experience offering a range of stimulating activities.

3 reasons not to miss this event? Learn from masters; meet like-minded people; and explore a new exciting city!

Tai Chi Sessions

(Special events)

Every Day, special events are offered to USU participants, in order to enrich the experience of the days in Dublin.

Among the possible activities, don't miss the chance to start the day with a Tai Chi session in the Trinity College Campus.

A Summer University in a Place Full of History: Dublin Trinity College and its Four-hundred-year-old Tradition of Scholarship!


The main venue of the conference will be the Trinity College in the heart of Dublin City centre. Most of the URBACT Summer University programme activities (URBACT Talks, LABs, LSG@work, exhibition, coffee breaks and lunches) will take place in Ireland's oldest university.

Learning Activities

(Learning Activities)

As a peer-learning platform, the URBACT Summer University 2013 is offering a range of stimulating activities:  

Shared Public Spaces

... While cars have aggressively demanded more and more space, they have also simultaneously reduced walk in the city – one of the most important primers for social activities. Luckily, more and more cities ...

Study Visits to Sites in Dublin

(Special events)
... bike shop which takes donations of unwanted bikes, sells revamped bikes and provides bike repairs. Through these sustainable business activities, they generate resources to reinvest in creating jobs and ...

Plenary Sessions

(Learning Activities)
... learning activities.  ::/introtext:: ::fulltext::   by  European Parliament  On Thursday, 28 August, the USU2013 will start with the opening plenary session comprising welcome ...

URBACT Labs and ULSG@work

(Learning Activities)
... mix, to identify activities and to anticipate results. The overall output will be a mini-Local Action Plan to address the Deputy-Mayor’s challenge. This exercise is designed to reflect the ULSG journey ...

Explore a new exciting city

(Three Reasons not to Miss USU2013)
... and gallery, trendy shopping areas, sports and outdoor activities: Dublin is definitely a city to discover. Having such a stimulating scenario for the URBACT Summer University activities will guarantee ...

About Dublin

(Plan your trip)

Dublin is one of the top city break destinations in Europe and for atmosphere, night life, visitor attractions, activities and shopping. Steeped in history and buzzing with youthful energy, the Irish capital is at the very heart of Irish culture.  

Connect and Follow Live

... activities; Share your impressions, photos and videos in an easy and fast way; Overview what participants say through the #URBACT2013 hashtag; Get in touch with interesting people who join the online ...