Course “The identity of European cities” (UPV/EHU)

Course “The identity of European cities”, organised by Bilbao Metropoli-30 in tandem with Donostia-San Sebastian City Council’s Strategic Planning Office as part of the Summer Courses held by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) on 11 and 12 July 2016.

Europe’s cities now face an unprecedented challenge. In addition to the more common notions of urban development, new factors of uncertainty are now emerging, such as climate change, the globalised economy, and mass migration. All this alters the differential features of citizens, and most especially identity: Who belongs to the city?

The course expands upon the most challenging and controversial aspects of urban transformations, seeking unique answers to questions that have yet to be posed in order to provide unexpected solutions.