Rapid urbanization drives the speed at which cities are growing. Huge strains on the growing cities will take place as there are increased demands on infrastructure and services due to migrating people toward the urban centers, often beyond the expansion or development capacity of the municipal government. The increased needs for infrastructure to cater for urban expansion has spawned the emergence of private communities/cities provided by private parties/developers. These new types of communities/cities offer comfort and onvenience for their inhabitants; however they pose serious challenges on a bigger scale where isolated pockets of underdeveloped by-products appear in-between.

The summer school aims to bring experts to guide participants in solving the problems arising in the interface of the highly sophisticated private communities/cities and under-developed isolated regions from the city/regional planning and transportation perspectives.

The school presents a unique opportunity for early career researchers to receive instruction and supervision from prominent academics, collaborate and network with fellow researchers from other countries, and to discuss their own work as well as wider aspects of being a scientist.

The school combines theory and practice. Participants will be exposed to the academic and industry point of views related to the problems of underdeveloped by-product regions due to rapid development of private cities. The hands-on approach will provide a unique opportunity for the partcipants to solve real-world problems in collaborative and complementary ways.