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Workshop overview

This two weeks course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy, examining how we can shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Climatic extremes and variability pose a serious challenge to sustainable urban development, placing many cities at risk. City authorities are increasingly facing the challenge of finding ways to include adaptation strategies into their work although related knowledge and expertise are still scarce and fragmented. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes , multi-dimensional and radical change, that can effectively direct urban development towards ambitious sustainability and climate goals.

What’s included

  • 12 days of seminar in Corfu  one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece.
  • Hotel Rooms, internet access included
  • All breakfasts , american buffet
  • All dinners , buffet with greek culinaries from Monday through Friday
  • Airport pickup and drop-off for arrival and return flights [Flight not included in price.]
  • Cultural activities
  • Day trips

Optional components

Flight package : For your convenience, Odysseus & Athena will arrange your round- trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

For this component you need to address directly to Odysseus& Athena .

Refund Policy

Less than 80 but more than 45 calendar days prior to the official arrival date of the program: 25% of program fee. Less than 45 but more than 20 calendar days before the official arrival date of the program: 50% of program fee. Twenty (20) days or less prior to official arrival date: No refund.

We offer for free

  • On-site staff , Resident Director and Support Staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Corfu.
  • Comprehensive Insurance and Assistance Package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service : email, whatsApp, viber,skype so that local staff can always be reached in an emergency situation. Also has a dedicated team of professionals ready to assist students/guests and orient them to the life in Corfu.
  • Celebration party, the night before departure
  • Special gift

Workshop outline

Cities represent a framework, flexible, creative, and operational, to deal pragmatically and efficiently with regional and global challenges. They are coherent entities to promote growth and prosperity and to fight off decline, or prospects of decline. They can also be effective agents contributing to repair the crisis of trust by working at the local level in actions that involve collective efforts. They offer more opportunities for direct connections with different actors, bringing various stakeholders and sectors to the ‘table of discussion’ in order to forge broadly supported agendas.

Course objectives

  • Key trends of urbanization, decarbonisation and sustainability. 
  • Realizing the Future We Want for All.
  • Global Development’s Winning Goals, focusing on goal No 11.
  • What Makes a City Sustainable?
  • Planning for Sustainable Development
  • The Role of Physical Geography: Transport, Energy, Disease, Crops
  • The Role of Culture: Demography, Education, Gender


Day 01

Sep 28

Arrive in Corfu group dinner!

Day 02

Sep 29

Course session and coursework

Day 03

Sep 30

Course session and coursework

Day 04

Oct 1

Course session and coursework

Day 08

Oct 5

Course session and coursework

Day 09

Oct 6

Course session and coursework

Day 10

Oct 7

Cultural activities

Day 11

Oct 8

Course session and coursework

Day 05

Oct 2

Course session

and coursework

Day 06

Oct 3

Day Trip

Day 07

Oct 4

Day trip

Day 12

Oct 9

Course session and coursework

Day 13

Oct 10

Field trip. Celebration Dinner!

Day 14

Oct 11

Departure: SAFE TRIP HOME!

Location / Site

Located in a strategic position at the entrance of the Adriatic Sea,off the western coasts of Albania and Greece the island of Corfu has its roots in the 8th century BC to the Byzantine period. The three forts of the town, designed by renowned Venetian engineers, were used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire. From the 15th century, Corfu was under Venetian rule for some four centuries, then passing to French, British and Greek governments. Corfu was a well thought of example of fortification engineering, designed by the architect Sanmicheli, and it proved its worth through practical warfare. The island has its specific identity, which is reflected in the design of its system of fortification and in its neo-classical building stock. As such, it can be placed alongside other major Mediterranean fortified port cities. The old town of the city is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. And Corfu is the only place in Greece where cricket is popular.




Sept 28 - Oct 11 2020


5.600 Euros



Before you sign up

Transportation to Greece is not included. Odysseus&Athena will send you instructions for travel after registration.

Please let us know of your dietary restrictions and we will work with our chef to accommodate your needs. We recommend a visit to your health care provider before the trip [scheduled for a minimum of six weeks before travel]. If you have any ongoing medical conditions, please consider when registering.

Travel / Flight

Airport pickup and drop-off is only for the program dates indicated. You may choose to arrive early or stay late, where you will be responsible for your transportation arrangements/costs. Odysseus & Athena can help you arrange this.

Passport/Visa & Insurance

We require all participants to be in possession of a passport valid 6 months after your date of travel into the country.

U.S. Citizens do not need a visa when traveling to Greece. If you are traveling from a country that a visa is required when entering Greece, you should start the process as soon as possible after signing up.

All participants are enrolled in our international health and travel insurance policy. We will send you more information prior to travel.


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