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ISTEP Cover PageInternational Sustainable Transportation Engagement Program (I-STEP) Summary Report (2016)

Our students spent 2 weeks in the Netherlands engaging city planners, non-profits, academics, advocates, and everyday citizens in conversations about how to build a strong sustainable transportation system. Students were based out of Amsterdam and Rotterdam and made side trips to Zwolle, Kinderdijk, and Delft to explore different dimensions of the Dutch system. Through the course of these dialogues, the students accomplished a series of exercises to help engage transportation stakeholders, build substantive knowledge of the Netherlands system, and collect data on
how the system works.


ISTEP Cover Page Read about the success of the I-STEP here. (2015)

The Center continues its efforts in fostering international partnerships through the International Sustainable Transportation Engagement Program (I-STEP) in the Netherlands and Romania. Dr. Billy Fields led the Center in this ten day program that brought U.S. based volunteers together with Romanian colleagues to work on key sustainability projects in the town of Brasov. The Center hopes to continue this program in the future as a paid training for U.S. based transportation professionals.


Bridging International Partnerships...
Image of bike and Amsterdam Learn more about studying in the Netherlands

Study Abroad in the Netherlands - Summer 2016

Location: "The program is based out of the two largest cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam and Rotterdam."

The program focuses on understanding the political and urban design components of sustainable transportation systems with bicycle facilities linked to rail system.

Experience direct conversations with local infrastructure planners and administrators.

For more information see the attached flyer and contact Dr. Billy Fields at 512-245-7726 or