The KAEBUP R2P Platform (  aims to support the teaching and learning activities of KAEBUP, enable participants to share common resources and foster students’ learning and digital skills. With this, we aim to strengthen, maximise and improve the effectiveness of existing digital, collaborative training platforms. The platform embeds our toolkit for developing transversal skills and a variety of resources as well as functionalities for students to carry out learning tasks. You can access the platform in two ways:

  1. You can register and self-enroll in public activities to participate in, viewing lectures, teaching materials and performing learning tasks. To register you need to create an account and validate it through the email address you provide. You can then enter the activity and enroll yourself. Registration is required in order to keep track of your progress by ticking off completed tasks and request an automatic certificate detailing the activity, the tasks you performed and the transversal learning skills you practiced in relation to each task.
  2. You can simply enter as a guest user, without registering. You can access all educational materials and perform learning tasks. However, you will not be able to keep track of your progress and the automatic certificate functionality will not work (i.e. it cannot include your name, tasks completed or transversal skills); if you submit related coursework, we will not be able to provide feedback.

The Platform includes the following activities: 

Full module open to the public:

Social Entrepreneurship and Evidence-Based Design for Sustainable Urban Development.

This program aims to promote entrepreneurial thinking and provide participants with an understanding of urban issues in architecture, urban design, and urban planning. We created a learning progression that integrated different stages of social entrepreneurship and evidence-based practices in urban development. The progression was designed based on established methodologies such as the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Design, Design Thinking, and Agile methodologies and focused on prototyping. To achieve the objectives of this short-term course, we design activities and offer participants the opportunity to analyze design thinking, manage innovation, create social entrepreneurship, elaborate on urban-based practices, and implement a business model canvas for new social businesses.

Shorter learning activities open to the public:

  1. Introduction to Master Planning

This short learning activity is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of architecture, urban design and town planning. It aims at introducing students to the theory and practice of master planning through three sessions: introduction to master planning and the case study of the Verengaria master plan in Limassol (Cyprus), a lecture on sustainability in master planning, and an individual task: assessing a master plan through an online toolkit and produce a short presentation.

  1. Persistence and Change of the Urban Fabric

This activity uses Solar da Avenida in Porto as case study. The Solar is in the historical area of Porto, a part of the city that has been suffering tremendous pressure from tourism. The building is a notable example of this pressure, combining an architectural office with a set of touristic apartments. The activity addresses the following questions: i. How to balance the local identity of a city and the response to touristic demand? ii. How to express this balance in a building, particularly in a historical building with a high heritage value, as the Solar? iii. What ‘must’ we conserve to keep the character of the building and what ‘can’ we change?

  1. Introduction to Unitary Urbanism

This collaborative web-based learning space provides students and young professionals with methodologies and examples of practices which bring into focus the experience of urban space from the standpoint of everyday life, its daily utility through immediate engagement with the space as a man-made intentional environment.

Shorter learning activities supporting in-person events open only to selected KAEBUP participants:

  • Business Models Workshops
  • The International Summer School on Urban Morphology
  • Internships 2022 and 2023
  • The International Summer School on Urban Morphology
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