Monthly Archives: July 2014

Final Blog Post: Summer Course 2014 Ends

July 17-18, 2014 Savannah Block, Camille Knable, Danielle Stephens We left our home in Riva early Thursday morning to spend the last few days in Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. The St. Josef hotel was a convenient five-minute walk … Continue reading

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Mixing Up Our Land Use In Italian Switzerland

July 14 & 15 Ben Pickus & Michael Stapor As we are winding down our time in Riva San Vitale we decided to take a closer look at our home and surroundings.  The bed head haircut I’m sporting and the … Continue reading

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Europe’s Water Tower–Switzerland

July 9 & 10, 2014 Emily Blanton and Amanda Burcham Professor Moomaw, along with Harriett Jameson a landscape and urban planning graduate of UVA, kicked off our third and final module surrounding global water issues with a field trip to … Continue reading

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4th of July Celebrations

Today was the first day of the second module, titled Planning Systems. Dr. Sonia Hirt began the day with an introduction of the program highlighting what to expect for the next couple of days. She then led a lecture regarding … Continue reading

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Europe: Sustainability as Second Nature

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 Today we attended a lecture at the University of Basel’s Sustainability Department on research topics dealing with unifying sustainability, the use of energy, and the invasive gobies in the Rhine River. One of the lecturers discussed … Continue reading

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The Relaxed Beauty of Old Town, Freiburg, Germany

Most of us began our journey arriving early to Dulles Airport for an afternoon flight to Zurich, Switzerland.  Some arrived an hour or two early while others arrived as early as noon for a 5:45 flight, so many of us … Continue reading

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Transport and Sustainability–Germany and Switzerland

June 30-July 1 Anna Friedrich and Will Drews As the first couple days of our trip progress, we now have the opportunity to compare two of sustainable European cities; Freiburg and Basel. While both cities were beautiful and interesting with … Continue reading

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