4th Edition ATTRACTIVE CITIES: Successes and Conflict

Short course

In Milano (Italy), Barcelona (Spain)

500 €


  • Dauer

    12 Days

  • Beginn

    nach Wahl

The main aim of the summer school is to provide a critical analysis about urban attractiveness from different perspectives: Economics, Sociology, Urban Planning and Cultural Management. Key issues that will be examined are: location theories, cultural capitals, mobility, housing, night time economy, tourism and citizenship. Internationally well-known experts will share their knowledge and views with the students on these topics.

The summer school will also provide tours in specific places and hot-spots within the two cities, in order to corroborate the theoretical part with the empirical field.

The students will learn about the Janus-faced urban attractiveness in two spatial contexts with different attributes and trajectories. Milan and Barcelona are currently at the top positions in the urban ranking of popularity and success. However, side effects are not neutral.

Wichtige Informationen

Ist dieser Kurs für mich?: We welcome students from different disciplines: sociology, anthropology, geography, urban planning, urban design, and architecture, as well as practitioners and policy-makers. We shall be glad to consider any other background deemed for the program as reflected from the CV of the students.

Voraussetzungen: CV, ID card or passport.

Standorte und Zeitplan



Barcelona (Spain)
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Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007


nach Wahl Anmeldung möglich
Milano (Italy)
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Piazza dell'Ateneo Nuovo, 1, 20126


nach Wahl Anmeldung möglich



  • Mobility Management
  • Tourism
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Sociology
  • Urban Conservation
  • Environmental Art
  • Urban culture
  • Job attractions
  • Governance
  • Conflict


Contents Covered

Types of metropolitan populations living, consuming and working in the cities

Mobility systems and accessibility to urban opportunities in contemporary cities

Local resources utilized to develop touristic and job attractions

Public policies oriented to improve attraction

Governance and participation models as tools for improving attractions

Urban rhythm and night attractiveness

Walkability and urban environment

Zusätzliche Informationen

500.00 € 
include courses and activities in Milan and Barcelona (travel, housing and living expences are not included in the tuition fee)
250.00 € 
Milano-Bicocca and UB students
Application Deadline
May 15th, 2018

Barcelona (1st week), Milano (2nd week);

4th Edition ATTRACTIVE CITIES: Successes and Conflict

500 €