Cursussen & Trainingen

The Economics of Vibrant Cities (VU Amsterdam Summer School)

Tijdsduur
2 uur
Studievorm
Voltijd
Tijdsduur
2 uur
Studievorm
Voltijd

Over deze opleiding

Study in Amsterdam, one of the world's most densely populated cities, and explore the economic forces that drive urbanization. Consider why some cities are successful and others not.

Half the world's population now lives in cities, and in a few decades from now the world's urban population will be larger than the entire global population today. This wave of urbanization affects an unprecedented number of people. It brings great opportunities, but also raises important societal and policy challenges. This course leads students through the economic forces that drive urbanization and explores pressing questions such as: Why are some cities thriving, while others struggle? What types of firms and people want to cluster in space, and why? What does economic theory teach us about policy challenges that metropolitan areas face, such as crime, segregation, traffic congestion, and environmental pollution, and what are the pros and cons of the instruments available to tackle these challenges?

The course combines lectures with field work and excursions in and around Amsterdam; one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, capital of one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and an international economic and trade center since the 17th century. Featured excursions include a visit to the port of Amsterdam.

Diploma

certificate

Kosten

2019 instellingstarief1150 EUR2019 wettelijk tarief1150 EUR2019 niet-EU/EER studenten1150 EUR
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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