Sustainable City Challenge 2023

How do we ensure a more sustainable city?

About the Sustainable City Challenge

With the Sustainable City Challenge, we challenge student teams to think about a more sustainable and healthy world and come up with concrete solutions that we can use in the city right now. Many organisations are already working on these themes, such as the RIVM, Utrecht University and Hogeschool Utrecht.

In 2020, the first edition of this challenge took place. In it, nearly 140 students worked on solutions such as pocket parks for more peace and quiet, an energy campaign for residents, CO2 awareness for travelers and circular coffee cups.

October 2 to 6, 2023

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Why this challenge?

Utrecht is developing rapidly; the city is growing, changing and constantly being improved in all sorts of ways. With this challenge we want your help to think together with residents about what can be improved and how best to do it.

Why you?

We would like to hear from you what the city should look like in the future. What do you need to live pleasantly in the city? How do you think we can give people more opportunity to live healthy and sustainable lives? And what kind of city would you like to live in later?

Why sign up?

During this challenge, you will explore with other students and experts ways in which we can live and work in a healthier and more sustainable way.

  • You will work in an interdisciplinary team of students from the wo, hbo and mbo levels
  • You will get the latest insights on health and sustainability and learn more about design thinking, future scenarios and concept development
  • You work on concrete sustainable and healthy solutions, for yourself and others

What's the outcome?

At the end of the challenge, you will have the opportunity to present your ideas to key organizations such as Utrecht University and the municipality, as well as to experts in the field of sustainability, including the CAB lab and Goed op Weg. The most valuable and feasible ideas will be selected for further development and trial. Your ideas can actually contribute to a better future for Utrecht and its inhabitants.

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    Sustainable City Challenge 2023

    Dates: October 2 to 6, 2023

    In cooperation with: Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Utrecht, ROC Midden-Nederland, Municipality of Utrecht, Goedopweg, Green Office Hogeschool Utrecht, Green Office University of Utrecht, CAB lab, MDT Utrecht and Utrecht Science Week

    Sign up through Sept. 22!


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