For centuries cities attract people to work, live and consume there. The role of cities as economic drivers is diverse and complex.
Erasmus UPT helps policy makers, governments and companies make better decisions through applicable analyses, future scenarios and thorough research. The urban economy experts of Erasmus UPT provide research and insights in:
- labour and housing markets
- urban amenities and retail
- urban management
Actual urban performance as well as questions of image and identity are at the forefront of their academic studies.
Policy decision making
Cities also implement policies. For example, by strategically intervening in the economy of the city, the working, living and residential climate can be strengthened. The experts at Erasmus UPT provide sound scientific research for this type of policy choice. Erasmus UPT is also involved in European programmes such as POTEnT, a collaborative on energy transition.