Dossier Cities and urban sciences
Scientific solutions for sustainable cities

This spring, the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities are set to focus on their special connection with cities. Why? Because cities are growing, bringing a world of complex problems and questions with them. Questions for which the multidisciplinary cooperation between Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam can provide answers.

Across the world, in the Netherlands and definitely in Zuid-Holland, the number of people is growing fast. The region, home to such cities as The Hague and Rotterdam, as well as Leiden, Delft, Gouda and the towns and cities in the Drechtsteden area, can expect to see the number of city inhabitants grow by 400,000 in the next two decades. With almost 3.7 million inhabitants, Zuid-Holland is the Netherlands’ most densely populated and diverse region. 

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