Blended Course Planning, Design and Management: Public Space and Transitions

Are you looking for ways of dealing with complex transition challenges in public space? Would you like to broaden and deepen your theoretical knowledge and apply the latest insights in a real-world context? Are you looking for an integrated approach where planning, design and management (as in maintenance) interact? Do you enjoy collaborating with master students? Then this course is something for you!

Organised by Wageningen Academy, Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning

Mon 14 March 2022 until Wed 4 May 2022

Course Format Blended
Credits Certificate

Registration deadline: 18 February 2022
Register here or download the flyer.

This course has been developed by experts of Wageningen University in collaboration with the Stichting Managing Public Space. The course is part of a series of three courses, which can be followed separately.

Why follow this course?

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Explain transitions in public space;
  • Distinguish different roles of planning, design, and management in public space;
  • Analyse the impact of transitions in public space from different disciplinary perspectives;
  • Develop a product for a transition problem in public space, based on an integrated approach;
  • Perform boundary-crossing competences in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary context.

For whom is this course?

This course is designed for a blend of two groups: professionals acquainted with the management of public space with a Bachelor level by working experience or study, and master students with a background in planning or design. Professionals and students collaborate in this course in small interdisciplinary teams.

Programme and topics

The course includes lectures, exercises, group work, field work, presentations, and personal development. 


  • Planning, design, and management
  • Public space
  • Transition theory
  • Transition challenges
  • Integrative approaches
  • Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary working
  • Boundary crossing

Course leader

The course leader is dr. ir. Marlies Brinkhuijsen, Wageningen University & Research.

Stay informed

You can register for the Blended Course Planning, Design and Management: Public Space and Transitions or download the flyer. Questions? Contact the programme manager or course leader.