Yes, that is what cities do, claims leading urban economist Edward Glaeser in his 2011 bestseller book ‘Triumph of the City’. And indeed, many cities are places of economic growth, prosperity and fun. Amsterdam is no exception.

But how does this work? Why do workers earn more in larger cities? Does this also hold for cities in the developing world? And what does this mean for the future of Amsterdam? Should policy makers in Amsterdam cheer the city’s current success or should they worry about the sharp rise in housing prices and the ever increasing number of tourists?

During the symposium four renowned urban experts will present their views on the success of cities, both from an international and from an Amsterdam perspective.

Read more about the symposium and registration here.