Summer School 2023

HEALTHY HOME Summer School | Coimbra

Healthy Home Summer School: Human and nature-based solutions for inclusive and innovative urban regeneration

July 6 to 12, 2023
University of Coimbra, Portugal

In the last years, cities have been facing new challenges that demand creative ways of developing solutions. Climate change and social justice are pushing academia, municipalities, stakeholders and the local citizens to work together in order to co-create another way of developing an inclusive urban regeneration. The public space is at the centre of this urban transformation that puts in dialogue nature, mobility, community, culture, education and economy to promote places that offer better quality of life to the local communities. Places that are healthy homes.

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Healthy Home is an Interdisciplinary Summer School that invites students (graduation, master and doctoral), citizens, technicians and local organisations to contribute to this debate with their knowledge and experience.

The aim of this workshop is to explore a healthy corridor for Coimbra, co-created with the local community of Eiras, by testing and improving the methodologies developed by the URBiNAT partners. In this sense, we challenge participants to develop processes and products that can transform the healthy corridor into a healthy home connecting Relvinha, Ingote and Bolão social housing with Choupal natural park.

This workshop is based on the experience of CASA Architectural Design Workshop that has been organised by University of Coimbra, namely by its Department of Architecture. In this edition CASA (HOME) will open the architectural design to other forms of knowledge that need to dialogue in the public space, such as social sciences, environmental sciences and humanities. This interdisciplinary approach is a field of opportunity to develop critical perspectives on the way of thinking and doing inclusive urban regeneration.



Intervention Area

Healthy Home Workshop will be held in Eiras, the north district of Coimbra, taking advantage of the dialogue with the local community that is already active through several projects, as Bairros Saudáveis. Students, citizens, technicians and local organisations are invited to attend studio activities, training sessions, visits to the intervention area and local associations and conference with keynote speakers. Tutors are members of URBiNAT project and experts from different fields invited to support the teams.

Overview & Schedule

Human and nature-based solutions for inclusive and innovative urban regeneration

Co-creation of an healthy corridor in Coimbra (Relvinha – Ingote – Bolão)

Main organisers
Departamento de Arquitetura da Universidade de Coimbra (DARQ-UC)
Centro de Estudos Sociais (CES)


Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
Casa da Esquina
Cooperativa de Construção e Habitação Económica Semearrelvinhas



Colégio da Trindade, Coimbra, Portugal – Keynote lectures
Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, Portugal – Studio activities

6 to 12 July 2023

Working Language
English and Portuguese


Summer School Schedule

How to apply?

Applications for Healthy Home Summer School 2023 are now open.


Healthy Home opens applications for three groups:

  • Students (graduation, master, PhD) from all fields of knowledge
  • Municipal and governmental technicians
  • Citizens, members of associations
  • Students: 25 EUR (students can apply for 5 scholarships that are offered by URBiNAT)
  • Municipal and governmental technicians: 100 EUR
  • Citizens and members of associations: 50 EUR

Travel and accommodation is not included. Please find below a list of guesthouses, hostels and hotels.

The Summer School will offer lunch and final dinner.

Apply online!

Application deadline extended to 30 May 2023‼️


Please contact CASA (coimbratelier at or URBiNAT (pmurbinat at if you have any questions.



Note that accommodation is not included in the summer school fee. Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.  Please find below a list of guesthouses, hostels and hotels in Coimbra:

Student Residence

Student residence that rents rooms per night over the summer:

Hostels & Guesthouses

There is also a wide variety of “Alojamento Local”/ local accommodation (guest houses, appartements,…) available on the well-known booking platforms.