Summer School 2016 – The forms of Urban Attractiveness

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty of Sociology and Social Research at University of Milano-Bicocca and Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Barcelona invite outstanding postgraduate and senior undergraduate students from universities around the world to join the second edition of its Summer School to be held from 13-24 June, 2016, 1st week at University of Barcelona and 2nd week at University of Milano-Bicocca.
Bachelor students, Master Students and policy makers working in the field of the city marketing and urban studies in general, with background knowledge and research interests on:
1. Types of metropolitan populations living, consuming and working in the cities
2. Mobility systems and accessibility to urban opportunities in contemporary cities
3. Local resources finalised to develop touristic and job attractions
4. Public policies oriented to improve attraction
5. Governance and participation models as tools for improving attractions
6. Urban rhythms and night attractiveness
7. The environmental quality as an urban attractiveness
8. Walkability and urban environment.
They are invited to join this Summer School.
The participation fee is €1000,- . Participants who join for the whole course will receive a certificate of participation.
Accommodation and flight are NOT PROVIDED in the tuition fee.
Description and format:
The Summer School provides an opportunity to investigate leading-edge theoretical and methodological questions, along with the topic of urban attractiveness and the related policy, in the field of sociology, economics, human geography, urban studies. The final goal of the summer school is to improve the capacity of the students in cooperating with private and public agencies for promoting cities attraction. The summer school will be divided in three sets of lessons and activities devoted to: the analysis of the theoretical and methodological instruments available in order to studying and improving urban attraction; the presentation of successful case studies of city marketing and attraction strategies performed in Italian and European cities; the tour in specific places and “hot-spots” within the two cities in order to corroborate the theoretical part with the empirical field (lessons in the morning and trips in the afternoon). The two universities will feature contributions from internationally renowned figures, from inside and outside of Milan and Barcelona. It offers the opportunity to visit these two European cities: field trips and shared social activities round off the programme.
Program coordinators:
Prof. Giampaolo Nuvolati  (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Prof. Montserrat Pareja Eastaway (University of Barcelona)
Applications should include a short CV (2 pages maximum). Please submit your application by 20th April 2016 to this link:
Faculty of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca.
Facultat d’Economia i Empresa, Departament de Teoria Economica, Universitat de Barcelona.
Further information and Practical enquiries:
Best wishes,
Letizia Chiappini
Ph.D Candidate in Urban and Local European Studies (URBEUR)

University of Milan Bicocca
Department of Sociology and Social Research
via Bicocca degli Arcimboldi, 8
20126 – Milan (Italy)

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