On Monday 16, SPS took part in a Jane Jacobs Walk with students from the course Urban Strategies and Planning of the IHS Erasmus Rotterdam. This course is led by Alexander Jachnow and taught by Alexandra Tsatsou and Magdalena Derdzikowska, among others.
There were around 25 students of many nationalities, but mainly from the Global South. Young people from Nepal, India, China, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, the US, Holland, Lebanon, Kenya and many other countries who are learning new skills to improve the lives of millions of people in their home countries.
Students and teachers walked around a neighbourhood in the North of Rotterdam, where there is great ethnic diversity and discussed how the built environment influences the daily lives of the inhabitants.
The walk was preceded by an introduction to Jane Jacobs by Magdalena Derdzikowska and Roberto Rocco.