University of Technology Sydney

15241 Urban Economics and Infrastructure Planning

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. It then focuses on the economic principles underpinning urban economic planning and transport infrastructure investments. This enables students to critically assess, understand and explain key urban trends such as urban consolidation and challenges such as housing affordability and urban disadvantage. Students engage in interactive lectures with a range of practitioners and policy experts and take part in a field trip to appreciate the role of planning in unlocking development capacity through infrastructure investment. The subject facilitates students to reflect on their learning through online quizzes, group presentations and brief reports.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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