|Course level||Advanced Bachelor|
|Recommended course combination||Block 2: Big Ideas in Computer Science, Data Analysis in R, New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship|
Block 3: Big Data Management and Analysis in UNIX, Feeding the Billions: Challenges and Innovations in Food and Water Security, Governing Climate Change: Theory and Praxis
||8 to 22 July 2017|
|Co-ordinating lecturer||Dr. Mark Lijesen
|Other lecturers||Dr. Peter Mulder
|Form(s) of tuition||Lectures|
|Form(s) of assessment||Short paper and presentation|
The course will lead you through the economic forces that drive urbanization and shape metropolitan areas, and will thus equip you with knowledge and skills that help answering 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?
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 ever since the 17th century.