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Mission Statement

The ESUA project brings together initiatives in several European countries, to create a European network teaching tertiary level modular vocational courses, to be known as the European School of Urbanism and Architecture (ESUA). This project will develop innovative measures and instruments to promote a recognised European qualification in urban design and architecture. 

The project's university and lifelong learning partners will design, test and assess a develop a transnational curriculum of teaching modules for tertiary students, in a pilot program intended to establish version 1 of a European Curriculum for Urbanism & Architecture (ECUA). Course modules will be developed to address areas that are particularly sought after by governments and the market. 

These include but are not limited to: community involvement in planning by the Charrette  process; spatial analysis; design for walkable neighbourhoods; transport−oriented development; urban sustainability; building conservation; urban regeneration; adaptive re−use of abandoned buildings; transport planning; regional vernacular architectures of Europe; infill development in historic centres; redevelopment of social housing estates; traditional building crafts and architectural design to enhance historic environments.
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ESUA Phase I Mission Statement - Adapted from the Leonardo funding application  75k v. 5 Nov 18, 2009, 2:18 PM Claus Zapffe