Cities around the world face challenges as they grow. What are the needs and demands of residents as well as business executives to keep cities thriving, and how can public policy respond? We will be analyzing cities quantitatively, looking at income differences between different part of the city, social segregration and infrastructure connections. The interplay between workers and firms will be discussed in the context of business agglomeration and structural change. With examples from cities around the world, we will examine how climate change affects urban development and how cities can respond the challenges of the future. Combining insights from urban economics, business studies, environmental management, geography and social science, the course aims to provide a holistic picture of important socio-economic issues that cities are tackling.

Semester: WT 2023/24