WORKSHOP: City Structure

The workshop focuses on quantitative methods and analysis of urban areas. The aim is to connect economists, sociologists, geographers, management scholars, and policy makers with advanced practice interested in urban economics. Bringing together leading experts, promising young researchers and advanced practitioners, the workshop offers an opportunity for scientific discussion and interaction in relatively small groups.

Key note speakers

  • Costas Arkolakis, Henry Kohn Associate Professor of Economics (Yale University)
  • Steve Gibbons, Professor of Economic Geography (The London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Diego Puga, Professor of Economics (CEMFI)
  • Jan Rouwendal, Professor of Economics (VU University Amsterdam)

Presenters

  • Alex Anas, Professor of Economics (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • Federico Curci, PhD student in Economics (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Florian Mayneris, Assistant Professor (Université catholique de Louvain)
  • Pascal Mossay, Dr (Newcastle University)

Steering committee and local organising committee

  • Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor (Technical University of Denmark and the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research)
  • Ninette Pilegaard, Senior Researcher (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Jan Rouwendal, Professor of Economics (VU University Amsterdam)
  • Marie Lundbo, Project Manager (the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research)

Program

08.30-09.00                  Registration and morning coffee

09.00-09.15                   Introduction: Lars P. Geerdsen (Kraks Fond) and Ismir Mulalic (Technical University of Denmark and Kraks Fond)

09.15-10.00                    Jan Rouwendal (VU University Amsterdam): Public transport, commuting and residential sorting: evidence from the Copenhagen metro

10.00-10.45                    Alex Anas (State University of New York at Buffalo): The cost of congestion and the benefits of congestion pricing in the Greater LA Region

10.45-11.15                      Coffee break

11.15-12.00                      Steve Gibbons (The London School of Economics and Political Science): City structure: what are the policy implications?

12.00-12.45                     Federico Curci (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): Vertical and horizontal cities: in which direction should cities grow?

12.45-13.45                    Lunch

13.45-14.30                     Diego Puga (CEMFI): Urban Land Use

14.30-15.15                      Florian Mayneris (Université catholique de Louvain): Cities in motion: Gentrification and local businesses

15.15-15.45                     Coffee break

15.45-16.30                     Costas Arkolakis (Yale University): Optimal City Structure

16.30-17.15                      Pascal Mossay (Newcastle University): Urban structures with forward and backward linkages

17.15-17.30                     Closure: Lars P. Geerdsen (Kraks Fond) and Ismir Mulalic (Technical University of Denmark and Kraks Fond)

17.30-19.00                    Reception

Registration

Register for the event here. There is no workshop fee.

Registration is required to attend the workshop. Registration will be confirmed by email. Please wait for confirmation before making travel or accommodation arrangements. Confirmed registration gives full access to the entire event including catering, lunch at the conference venue, and the farewell reception. The workshop conference includes a farewell reception that takes place after the workshop and is aimed to promote networking between professionals.

The workshop organizers aim to ensure participation of all members who desire to attend the workshop. However, in order to facilitate an in-depth discussion the number of participants is limited. To guarantee a certain balance between countries and institutions, the organisers may have to restrict attendance. We will not be able to accept additional registrations once the event is full even if this occurs before the registration deadline.

Important dates

  • The registration for attendance closes: December 16, 2016.
  • Workshop: January 20, 2017.

Contacts

  • Marie Lundbo, Project Manager (the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research), mlu@kraksfond.dk
  • Ismir Mulalic, Associate Professor (Technical University of Denmark and the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research), ismu@dtu.dk

About the organizers

The workshop on new developments in the analysis of residential location choice is organized by the Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research.

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

About the venue

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.