2015 Field School Itinerary

Note: Itinerary is tentative and subject to change.





Mon, May 11
**all day on campus

9:00-12:00 Welcoming ice-breaker & course overview (note: all classroom work hosted in DTB B215) Orientation to Website

1:00-4:00 Workshop on community  conversation with Chris Bowers (DTB B215)

Tues, May 12
**meet at Victoria City Hall, bring lunch

11:00-1:00 Housing & Homelessness Workshop hosted by Mayor Lisa Helps

1:30-4:30 Meet with Ben Isitt (Victoria Counsellor) and City of Victoria planners (TBD) on Victoria sustainability programs (@ City Hall)

Wed, May 13
** morning on campus, lunch and bus / bike / car pool to Fernwood

9:00-12:00 Discussion on sustainable communities (readings)

1:00-4:30 Food related field trip / work party organized by CRFAIR visiting Springridge Commons in Fernwood

Thur, May 14
** all day on campus

9:00-12:00 Europe Political Geographies Mini-Conference featuring Valerie D’Erman (Poli Sci) and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly (EuS Program Director) – EU overview / European integration, Europe’s urban system

1:00-4:30 Community engaged research and green mapping activity lead by Ken Josephson / video workshop with Crystal Tremblay

Fri, May 15
** morning on campus, lunch and bus / bike/ car pool to Vic West (Dockside Green)

9:00-12:00 Final pre-trip discussion.

1:00-4:30 Site observation activity lead by Dr. Meg Holden @ Dockside Green + sustainable communities walking tour of Vic West – socializing

Reykjavik, Iceland

FossHotel Baron http://www.fosshotel.is/hotels/fosshotel-in-reykjavik/fosshotel-baron/  Baronsstígur 2-4, 101 Reykjavík Phone (+354) 562 3204, Fax (+354) 552 4425   Email: baron@fosshotel.is




Wed, May 20

Flight to Reykjavik departing Vancouver (YVR) at 15:55 

Thur, May 21

Arrive 6:00 am local time
Tour of Geothermal Plant
Visit to the Blue Lagoon (famous spa)
Group Presentation

Afternoon off to explore the city / chill out

Fri, May 22

Meetings with architects and planners (TBD)

Sharing circle – afternoon off

Sat, May 23

Full day bus tour to Stykkiishólmur, Snæfellsness Peninsula and Eldfjallasafn Volcano Museum;

Sun, May 24

Full day bus tour – the Golden Circle Tour– Friðheimar Tomato Horticulture – Thingvellir World Heritage Site – Geysir – Gullfoss Waterfall

Mon, May 25

Flight to Stockholm departs from Reykjavik (KEF) at 7:45 am

(meeting time TBD)

Stockholm, Sweden

STF Af Chapman https://www.hihostels.com/hostels/stockholm-chapman-boat-and-house  
Flaggmansvägen 8, Stockholm 11149
Tel. 46-8-4632266 Fax. 46-8-6117155 chapman@stfturist.se




Mon, May 25

Flight arrives in Stockholm 12:30 - Group Orientation - Time to explore Stockholm 

Tues, May 26

Morning to explore and work your way over to Hammarby site

1:00 Observation activity at Hammarby Sjöstad Redevelopment Project


6:00-8:00 – Visit Södermalm's Trädgård på Spåret (“garden on the train tracks”) Max Goldstein, City Planner, Urban Designer. This garden is a personal project he’s involved with. Check out this other innovative project with the city of Stockholm he’s led: Hornsbrukgatan.

Green Maps

Wed, May 27

Morning to explore and work your way over to the Royal Seaport site.  Meet at Hangövägen 19 a little before 13:30.

13:30-16:30 Tour of Royal Seaport Redevelopment Project.


Evening sharing circle

Thur, May 28

Depart by train to Lund at 9:10 AM (meet ready to go at 8:10 am)

Lund, Sweden

Lund University Guesthouse http://www.se.lu.se/o.o.i.s/1814
Tel: +46462223617E-post: ingela.hallberg@se.lu.se8, Visiting address: Sandgatan 2




Thur, May 28

Train arrives in Lund at 13:32
Group orientation
Time to explore Lund

Fri, May 29

(Meet ready to go at 7:45 am)Train to Malmö for full day program
9:00 –Arrive at Stadshuset (city hall) August Palms plats 1, 211 54 Malmö, Sweden
The City of Malmö’s new Masterplan, hosted by the IT/GIS department. As open-source GIS developers, the cities new master plan is completely digital. They host a number of interactive maps for the city.

9:00-9:30 – Tor Fossum, Environmental Strategist, City Planning, Malmö

9:30-10:15 - Johan Lahti, GIS IT developer; Håkan Kristersson, GIS / IT manager; Miso Iric, 3D developer, engineer

10:15-11:00 – tour of the department

11:00-2:00 - Linnea Uppsäll, City of Malmö, Environment Education Department, Malmö GreenMaps. Linnea will guide us through Gamla Staden (old town), an urban farm and outdoor classroom with a stop for lunch on our way to the western harbour

2:00-4:00 – tour through Västra Hamnen with Daniel Skog,
blog, Communication Officer, Department of Environment, Malmö.

Sat, May 30


Sharing circle and afternoon off

Sun, May 31

Depart by train to Copenhagen at 11:00 am (Meet ready to go at 10:30 am)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danhostel Amager http://danhostelcopenhagen.dk/da/ Vejlands Allé 200 2300 Copenhagen S Tel. +45 3252 2908 Fax. +45 3252 2708  Email: copenhagen@danhostel.dk




Sun, May 31

Train arrives at Copenhagen at 12:00 am

Orientation presentation

Time to explore Copenhagen

Mon, Jun 1

(Meet ready to go at 8:45 am)

10:00-1:00 Failed Architecture Tour of Ørestad with Jan Loerrakker, architect, author

3:00-5:00 – Meeting with Lykke Leonardsen, Head of Climate Unit, City of Copenhagen. twitter, blog

Tues, Jun 2

Anja Liebermann, City of Copenhagen, Children and Youth Administration, Sustainable Development Office will be our host and guide for the day

9:00-11.30 - Felix Christian Becker, urban environment, educator meet at traestubben

 visit local partnerships, transition education, Vesterbro

 12:00-14:00 - Anja will guide us to the Nature School to see Nynne Friis Refsgaard, then through Christiania to the Marine Environmental School

 14.30-17:00ish? Marine Environmental School, with Søren Breinholt, teaching praxis, cooperation with marine research programs. “harbor cruise” in two groups. Hopefully some hands on work, helping to empty the fish nets, barbeque…

Wed, Jun 3

9:00-11:00 Husumgade 2, 2200 København N, Denmark. Visit rooftop garden, Tagtomat (rooftop gardening) and farm byhaven2200, workshop with Mads Boserup Lauritsen, in Norrebro neighbourhood.

Afternoon off to explore the city

Assistens Cemetary is a block south from Byhaven and very worthwhile visit on the way to the lakes and the old city.

Evening sharing circle.

Thur, Jun 4

Depart by train to Hamburg (11:43 pm)  meeting time TBD

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg Generator http://generatorhostels.com/en/destinations/hamburg/ Steintorplatz 3 Hamburg Germany 20099 +49 (0)40 226 358 460 hamburg@generatorhostels.com




Thur, Jun 4

Arrive in Hamburg 4:16 pm

Group orientation presentation and evening to explore city

Fri, Jun 5

10:00- 12:00 Tour of HafenCity Development (largest sustainable redevelopment project in Europe)

Afternoon off to explore the city

Sat, Jun 6

Depart by train to Berlin (12:39 pm) meeting time TBD

Berlin, Germany

Oranienburger Straße 65, Berlin, Germany 10117+49 (0)30 9210 37680 berlinm@generatorhostels.com




Sat, Jun 6

Train arrives at Berlin 2:27 pm
Orientation presentation
Time to explore Berlin

Sun, Jun 7

Morning sharing circle then full day off to explore the city

Mon, Jun 8

Meet ready to go at 9:00
Alternative Kreuzberg Tour (10:00-1:00) with Larisa Tsvetkova, Institute for Creative Sustainability


Tues, Jun 9

 Grassroots resistance / redevelopment tour (10:00-2:00) with Aljoscha Hofmann and Cordelia Polinna Think Berlin.

Background on themes explored:





Wed, Jun 10

Visit Roof Water Farm and meet with Andreas Brück,  faculty TU Berlin

Thurs, Jun 11

Depart by train to Amsterdam (8:36 am)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hotel Van Gogh http://www.hotelvangogh.nl/   Van de Veldestraat 5 | Amsterdam 1071 CW | The Netherlands | t +31 20 2629200 | f +31 20 2629201 | KvK: 51126397 info@hotelvangogh.nl




Thurs, Jun 11

Train arrives at Amsterdam 3:00 pm  - Orientation presentation - Evening welcoming lecture by Robbin van Dujne Faculty, Centre for Urban Studies U of Amsterdam

Fri, Jun 12

9:30 Sustainable Amsterdam bike tour I 

1:00 Sustainable Amsterdam bike tour II

Sat, Jun 13

10:30-2:00 – Tour of Amsterdam Noord (gentrification) with Jorn Koelemaij, Ghent University, Jorn regularly contributes to the Proto City blog of young European urbanists 

Sun, Jun 14

Optional trip to Rotterdam


Mon, Jun 15

10:00 exam ; evening gala dinner