7th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association

The Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is hosting the 7th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association (UEA) in Copenhagen.

Date and Location

May 26-27, 2017

Conference:
The Royal Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek)
Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1
DK-1016 Copenhagen, Denmark

Reception:
Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research
Fortifications Depot (Fæstningens Materialgård)
Frederiksholms Kanal 30
DK-1220 Copenhagen, Denmark

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Keynote Speakers

 

Registration

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Program

May 26, 2017

09:00 to 10:00 Keynote Lecture by Tom Holmes
10:00 to 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 to 12:15 Parallel Sessions 01
12:15 to 13:15 Lunch
13:15 to 15:00 Parallel Sessions 02
15:00 to 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 to 16:30 Parallel Sessions 03
16:30 to 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 to 18:45 Parallel Sessions 04
19:30 to 23:00 Reception

 

May 27, 2017

09:00 to 10:00 Keynote Lecture by Vernon Henderson
10:00 to 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 to 12:15 Parallel Sessions 05
12:15 to 13:30 Lunch
13:30 to 15:15 Parallel Sessions 06
15:15 to 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 to 17:15 Parallel Sessions 07

 


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Student Prize

Participating students can compete for the “Kraks Fond Prize for Best Student Paper at the European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association”. You can find more information on the student prize here.

Conference Fees

  • Regular participants: 275 USD
  • Students: 165 USD

About the organizers

The conference “The 7th European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association” is organized by the Urban Economics Association and the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research.

The Urban Economics Association (UEA) promotes participation and excellence in academic research in urban and regional economics. The association organizes annual meetings in North America and in Europe. The UEA also sponsors summer schools and workshops around the world. The board of the UEA currently includes editors from the leading academic journals in the field: the Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics and the Journal of Economic Geography.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research is an independent research unit under Kraks Fond (Krak Foundation). The Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research covers a research field of economic, sociological, and geographical issues. Results are available to both decision makers, the general public, and researchers alike.

About the venue

The Royal Library is the national library of Denmark and the university library of the University of Copenhagen. It is the largest library in the Nordic countries. The library was founded in 1648 by King Frederik III, who contributed a comprehensive collection of European works. It was opened to the public in 1793. In 1989, it was merged with the prestigious Copenhagen University Library (founded in 1482).

In 1999, a new building adjacent to the old one was opened at Slotsholmen, known as the Black Diamond. The Black Diamond building was designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Named for its outside cover of black marble and glass, the Black Diamond building houses a concert hall in addition to the library. It is formed by two black cubes that are slightly tilted over the street. In the middle of them, there is an eight storey atrium whose walls are white and wave-shaped, with a couple of transversal corridors that link both sides, and balconies on every floor. The atrium’s exterior wall is made of glass; so, you can see the sea; and, on the opposite shore, you can see Christianshavn’s luxury buildings.

Fæstningens Materialgård (the Fortifications Depot) is located in the historic center of Copenhagen. The complex, which has heritage status, encloses a small oasis with roses and magnolias and was home to the Ministry of Defense for more than 250 years up till 2007.

As a part of Bryghusområdet (the Brewery Site), the Fortifications Depot stands along Frederiksholms Kanal, with Christiansborg Palace, the King’s Brewery and the Royal Library as its nearest neighbors. Furthermore, a new architectural site is being constructed. The new prestigious building is designed by Rem Koolhaas from OMA and aims to connect the city center to the Copenhagen harbor.

Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research has been located in the Fortifications Depot since October 2014 together with the Danish Architecture Centre, Danish Design Centre, Copenhagen Solution Lab, INDEX and IFHP (The International Federation for Housing and Planning) and more companies and organisations are to come. The aim of this cluster is to create a national platform for the development and international exposure of Danish architecture, construction, urban development, design and urban research.

Accomodation

The Kraks Fond has a company agreement with ARP-Hansen Hotel Group offering special rates and a best price guarantee. Use the links below to book in one of the ARP-Hansen hotels. On mobile devices, enter corporate id ” 60763426″ and password “hotel”.
We recommend the following nice hotels close to the venue in different price levels:

  • 71 Nyhavn hotel (high-end)
    A beautifully preserved warehouse from 1804 serves as a framework for the exclusive 71 Nyhavn Hotel. With 4 stars and a superb location in Nyhavn, the elegant and atmospheric hotel has a fantastic view over the harbour. The central location combined with exclusivity and charm is what makes the hotel unique. The hotel is just a short walk from Kongens Nytorv, the shopping streets, and Amalienborg Palace. A popular location and a hotel with 130 rooms, featuring elegant interior and a fantastic view. In addition, there is free Wi-Fi at the entire hotel. You have 15 min. walk (or 10 min. bus/waterbus) from the hotel to the conference.
    Book your room here
  • Tivoli Hotel Copenhagen (mid-range)
    The fascinating Tivoli Hotel is decorated in a stylish design making captivating associations with Tivoli Gardens. The atmosphere is wonderful and the hotel offers many luxurious facilities for families, couples and business travelers. This includes Tivoli Brasserie, MASH Penthouse, Sticks’n’Sushi Skybar, business center, fitness center, Executive Lounge and swimming pools. You have 20-25 min. walk (or 15 min. bus) from the hotel to the conference.
    Book your room here
  • Copenhagen Strand Hotel (mid-range)
    Copenhagen Strand is located in the heart of Copenhagen overlooking the harbour with a great view. The 3-star hotel is housed in one of the original warehouses and is beautifully restored in a rustic and lightly maritime style. The hotel is just a few minutes walk to Nyhavn, the Queen’s residence at Amalienborg Palace, Kongens Nytorv, the shopping street, Strøget, and the Metro directly to the airport. Copenhagen Strand has 174 rooms and free Wi-Fi at the entire hotel. You have 8-10 min. walk from the hotel to the conference.
    Book your room here
  • Wakeup Copenhagen, Carsten Niebuhrs Gade (budget)
    Wakeup Copenhagen near Kalvebod Brygge is centrally located in Copenhagen within walking distance of Tivoli, Rådhuspladsen, Strøget, Havnebadet Islands Brygge (harbour pool) and 700 metres from Copenhagen Central Station. The hotel was built by the famous Danish architect Kim Utzon, and is designed in a beautiful minimalist style of high quality, which makes Wakeup Copenhagen Carsten Niebuhrs Gade a match for many of the 3- and 4-star hotels in Copenhagen, at a 2-star price. You have 20-25 min. walk (or 15 min. bus) from the hotel to the conference.
    Book your room here
  • Wakeup Copenhagen, Borgergade (budget)
    Wakeup Copenhagen on Borgergade is located at the heart of Copenhagen and was designed by the famous Danish architect Kim Utzon. The hotel has been designed with the same minimalist style and high quality as Wakeup Copenhagen’s budget hotel near Kalvebod Brygge. You have 15 min. walk (or 15 min. bus) from the hotel to the conference.
    Book your room here

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