There is an increasing interest to develop tools, methods, theories and knowledge on how to support design and planning processes that are part of sustainable transitions. This emerging interest builds upon a scholarship on Sustainable Transitions, Innovation Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Design, Strategic Planning and Engineering. The course will provide the students with a state of the art of this academic initiative and an overview of examples of Design for Sustainable Transitions projects in Finland, Australia, Denmark and the US.


Be a PhD student in a field related to design or planning with a sustainability perspective.


Organizer: Associate Professor Andrés Felipe Valderrama 

Idil Gaziulusoy (Aalto University); Charlotte Jensen, Monia Niero, Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Christian Clausen, Jens S Jensen, Birgitte Hoffman, Maj-Britt Quitzau, Andrés Felipe Valderrama Pineda (Aalborg University)


 16-18 March 2022


Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:

We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.