PLAN20040 Urban & Regional Economics

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course Description
This course will cover topics examining the development of cities, land rent, urban land-use patterns, infrastructure provision in urban and regional contexts; local and regional governance, transportation, education and crime in urban contexts.

These topics will be examined in an applied manner using examples of the urban and regional development processes in Ireland and internationally.



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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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.

Indicative Module Content:

Module Description:
This course introduces principles of urban economics and introduces the application of economic analysis to the problems and challenges of modern Western 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 focused 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 Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

22

Autonomous Student Learning

78

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered by weekly lectures and small group working exercises. A field trip is also planned 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Urban and Regional Economics (ECON20140), Urban & Regional Economics (PEP20130), Urban & Regional Economics (PEP40240)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: In class assessment< Description > Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

25

Assignment: < End of module assignment Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No

75


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written and oral feedback on in class assessment

Name Role
Dr Massimiliano Coda Zabetta Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Bei Gao Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 15:00 - 16:50