Amsterdam Meets Shenzhen 2018
Another exciting opportunity for me to meet with this years visiting masters students from the University of Amsterdam and enjoy stimulating discussions concerning the rapid changes happening in Shenzhen including recent urban development and its influence on its urban layout, human development and environmental resilience.
Looking forward, can we expect positive changes that are going to bring great benefit to people's lives?
Master's Human Geography
The Master Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam has a focus on urban and political geographies.
The programme offers four specialisations: -
Economic Geography; Environmental Geography; Political Geography; and Urban Geography.
Marco Bontje is assistant professor in urban geography at the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam.
Within the research institute AISSR he is member of the research group Urban Geographies.
While his main research interest lies in urban geographic issues, his research has crossed disciplinary boundaries towards urban and regional planning, economic geography and environmental geography.
Research topics so far have included the effectiveness of Dutch national urbanisation policy (PhD thesis); sustainable development of city-edge and (post-)suburban business locations; spatial, social and economic conditions for internationally competitive creative knowledge cities; and the impact of demographic and economic decline on cities and regions.