Edible City Solutions for a better world!

Until 25 May, bachelor’s and master’s students at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin can apply for the EdiCitNet Summer School on WATER RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE (June 20th – July 1st 2022), organized as a collaboration between the Edible Cities Network Project, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Universitat de Girona. Participants will be part of an interdisciplinary and international team exploring nature-based solutions and their impact on cities.


The intensive course will provide basic understanding of the interdisciplinary topic “The potential of Nature-based solutions (NBS) for water resources management in Mediterranean medium-sized cities” in the context of climate change, using a hybrid approach that combines:

– on-line Problem-Based Learning (PBL) formation, and
– face-to-face practical and interdisciplinary teamwork in Girona (Catalonia) to solve a real urban assignment.


June 20th – July 1st 2022


30 students with different backgrounds (environmental sciences, biology, geography, urban planning and engineers) from the following international universities:

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • University of Venice IUAV, Italy
  • University of Sassari, Italy
  • University of Genoa, Italy
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Establishment of three teams of 10 students with different background and origin.


First week (mode on-line) (June 20th – June 24th)

– Formation about Problem-Based Learning (PBL) methodology
– Formation about NBS for Water Resources management in the context of Med cities
– Complementary conferences
– Presentation of the case/problem (PBL unit) and discussion

Second week (mode face-to-face in the University of Girona) (June 27th – July 1st)

– Assignment of real practical cases
– Interdisciplinary teamwork on diagnostics and proposals
– Field work and visit to related facilities
– Complementary conferences
– Final presentation and discussion

Detailed programme as download: PDF

More info:

  • Participants who successfully complete this summer school will be awarded 3 ECTS points
  • Accommodation & breakfast is covered by the University of Girona
  • Participants from Humboldt-Universität will have to cover their own travel costs and other expenses

Please send the filled out application form and a CV to marisa [dot] pettit [at] hu-berlin [dot] de by 25th May 2022.