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Building Belonging in a Globalised and Mobile World

Learn how the innovative New European Bauhaus incorporates belonging for sustainable, inclusive and beautiful urban design.

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Building Belonging in a Globalised and Mobile World

  • 3 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Find out more.

Discover how to reconnect citizens with their living environment

On this three-week course, you will further develop your skills and knowledge of urban planning and development. You will take the approaches, theories, and case studies of belonging to develop strategies for belonging, and discuss how belonging can be practiced and facilitated.

Explore the social feeling of ‘belonging’

Through case studies, you will look into what belonging means as a result of social locations, political and religious identifications, emotional attatchments, and ethical values.

You’ll also gain a better understanding of how belonging emerges through differing attachments, attunements, politics, and places.

Learn from the experts at RMIT University

As the largest urban research hub in the southern hemisphere, RMIT University provides an intellectual home for multidisciplinary urban researchers to successfully execute global and local initiatives with universities, industry, not-for-profits, media and government. This course has been co-designed together with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and has aligned itself to the New European Bauhaus Principles.

Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds Belonging is one of the most pressing issues in the contemporary world because climate change is threatening our environment. And if we feel that we belong in our environment, it means that we will care for the places we live really carefully, in ways that slow down climate change.

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds Europe is also seeing an unprecedented amount of migration and so belonging and cultivating belonging is really important for new arrivals and also for people whose environments and neighborhoods have changed. We’re going to do this through thinking about urban sustainability practices and drawing on some examples from the New European Bauhaus. And you can bring an intersectional and inclusive approach to creating belonging into your professional practice.

What topics will you cover?

  • Apply some of the key theories of belonging
  • Describe the NEB approach to belonging
  • Explore and analyse case studies where belonging is designed in digital and non-digital environments
  • Develop inclusive strategies to bring people together
  • Improve social distances through embracing and sharing difference

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply some of the key theories of belonging
  • Describe the NEB approach to belonging
  • Explore and analyse case studies where belonging is designed in digital and non-digital environments
  • Develop inclusive strategies to bring people together
  • Improve social distances through embracing and sharing difference

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for Professionals in Europe working in (or interested in) sustainable urban development and planning. It will also be of interest to city decision-makers and city officials.

Who will you learn with?

Anna Hickey-Moody is Professor of Media & Communication at RMIT. Her books include "Faith Stories" (MUP), "Childhood, Citizenship & the Anthropocene" (R&L), "Deleuze & Masculinity" (Palgrave).

Marissa is a Lecturer and Research Assistant who recently finished her PhD at RMIT University in Gender and Media Studies. She researches how young people create belonging through social media.

Who developed the course?

RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university, with over 80,000 students, specialising in technology, design and enterprise.

  • Established

    1887
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 210Source: QS World University Rankings 2022

EIT Community

The EIT Community New European Bauhaus is an alliance of 5 EIT KICs: EIT Food, EIT Digital, EIT-Climate KIC, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility. A joint EIT Community NEB initiative was deployed to combine aesthetics, sustainability, and inclusion to increase citizen engagement and involve communities in the co-design of sustainable public spaces while delivering on the goals of the European Green Deal.

New European Bauhaus

The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives and living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.

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