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Indicative Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should:
- Have a detailed knowledge of the origins and economic forces at work in the development of cities
- Have an understanding of the classic theories of urban structure and urban size distributions within regions
- Have an understanding of the key transportation issues in urban areas and be familiar with the basic economic analysis of these issues
- Understand location and sector specific aspects of decision making in urban and regional; development markets.
This course introduces principles of urban economics and introduces the application of economic analysis to the problems and challenges of modern cities. The forces influencing the development of cities are described along with an overview of the classic theories of urban structure and land-use. The role of the transport system is examined and the problems of facilitating mobility and accessibility with and between urban areas are examined in detail. The issues relating to market processes and interventions are explored. Decision making within competitive markets are examined along with the role of regulation or interventions aimed at achieving equity and/or efficiency. Aspects of national and international practice in urban policy are examined.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Written and oral feedback on in class assessment
|Massimiliano Coda Zabetta||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|