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15241 Urban Economics and Infrastructure Funding

6cp; 2 x 2 days (block with self-managed, face-to-face and mixed learning)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The subject uses concepts from basic microeconomic theory to understand the development of overall urban structures and the operation of land markets within cities. The subject focuses on the economic principles underpinning transport infrastructure investments, and their role in stimulating urban regeneration. This enables students to appreciate the role of planning in unlocking development capacity through infrastructure investment. It also provides a basis for understanding options for funding urban infrastructure, including debt funding backed by taxation, value sharing, developer contributions, and public-private partnerships. Case studies of alternative methods of funding infrastructure are included to illustrate the key principles involved. The economic and social impacts of infrastructure investment are assessed.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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