20 February 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00

The Future of Cities

Kajsa Ollongren
Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

How do politicians design policies for our cities? How do cities and the businesses within them face rising temperatures caused by climate change? And most importantly, we will look at how cities became economic hubs and how this might evolve. The Conference Board of ECU’92, the study association of Utrecht University School of Economics, is organising her annual conference presenting the topic ‘The Future of Cities’. 

The conference will be held on 20th February 2019 in Utrecht’s Jacobikerk. 

Speakers (among others)

  • Kajsa Ollongren, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
  • Jan van Zanen, Mayor of Utrecht
  • Drs. Helen Toxopeus, Post-doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance at UU, Chair of International Macroeconomics
  • Peter Hein van Mulligen, Head Economist of CBS
  • Francis Ostermeijer, PhD student at the Spatial Economics department of Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam

This year, Dr. Martijn Smit, assistant professor at the faculty of Geosciences in Human Geography and Planning will give us the privilege of being our moderator for the day.

The speakers will be addressing the various aspects related to the possible future of cities. To make the conference more engaging, we will be listening to the insights from politicians, teachers and students, and businessmen not only in the form of mini-lectures, but also in a panel discussion.

During the lunch break a career market will give students the possibility to meet recruiters from companies in person to network and orientate on the Dutch labour market. You can get your free ticket via Eventbrite or this link. For remaining questions you can email to conference@ecu92.nl .

Start date and time
20 February 2019 09:00
End date and time
20 February 2019 15:00
Entrance fee
Free