The forms of urban attractivity

Program code

Program Duration
10 days

June 15th – 26th 2015


650 €


The forms of urban attractivity

Methods of analysis and case studies


The main aim of the summer school is to improve the knowledge of the participants in the field of urban attraction analysed from different perspective and in particular concerning different types of urban populations and services, different models of policies and governance.

The summer school will be divided in three sets of lessons and research activities devoted to:

  • The analysis of the theoretical and methodological instruments today available for studying and improving urban attraction
  • The presentation of successful case studies of city marketing and attraction strategies performed in Italian and European cities
  • The formulation of research projects regarding urban attraction using selected cities as case study

Topics covered

  • Types of metropolitan populations living, consuming and working in the cities
  • Mobility systems and accessibility to urban opportunities in contemporary cities
  • Local resources finalised to develop touristic and job attractions
  • Public policies oriented to improve attraction
  • Governance and participation models as tools for improving attractions
  • Best practices

Program Coordinator

Prof. Giampaolo Nuvolati


Milan, University of Milano-Bicocca

Application Deadline

20th April 2015 / 2nd call for application is open! New deadline 15th May


3 years bachelor degree

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