|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
In this Master’s specialisation you will study how different actors influence the physical form of cities but also the way in which they present and understand the character and identity of cities, and how they make use of the typical urban environment in their daily activities.
In this specialisation you will study urban life and urban development, as well as the thrill of the 'urban experience'. We will focus on how the city is represented and how city images and experiences emerge and are contested. We will also study the hybrid nature and daily struggles in urban life and the political economy of the city. You will become familiar with processes of identification with and social construction of urban culture and urban space. Finally, you will elaborate on the role of cultural industries, creative classes, and cultural diversity for city development. The focus is on key urban problems with an international scope.