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Resilient Coastal Cities

Resilient Coastal Cities

Spring 2024 Edition
Closed for application

Our challenge

This ECIU challenge focuses on the identification of societal solutions to improve the resilience of coastal cities while taking into account their characteristics and particularities as well as their potential to be social and economic hubs for innovation and development. The various challenges that this entails will bring together students from different fields, working together towards viable solutions to provide robustness and long-lasting impact towards resilient communities.

Study format
Application period
25 January – 9 February 2024
Study period
14 February – 5 June 2024
Hosting university
University of Aveiro
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Learning outcomes

Apply acquired knowledge and skills

Apply previously developed competences, knowledge and attitudes gained through higher education in scientific fields connected with coastal zone sciences, urban renewal or related fields.


Identify the major challenges of coastal cities

Identify new approaches towards tackling the major challenges connected with improving the resilience of coastal cities.


Potential progress

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Energy and sustainability

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Critical and innovative thinking

Problem solving
Generate ideas
Innovative thinking
Creative thinking
Ability to learn

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Resilient cities

Resilient cities are those that can withstand, adapt to, and recover from environmental, social, and economic shocks and stresses while maintaining essential functions, structures, and identities. Resilient cities prioritize sustainable and inclusive development, leveraging their assets and resources to build and maintain physical, social, and economic resilience. This includes investing in infrastructure, social services, emergency preparedness and response, and community engagement to build strong and adaptive communities that can thrive in situations of adversity. Resilient cities aim to ensure the safety, security, and well-being of their residents while promoting a sustainable and equitable future for all.

Hosting university

University of Aveiro

University of Aveiro