16235 Urban Economics6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 16633 Microeconomics for Property
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
This is a core subject that examines the economics of cities and urban regions. Through a series of lectures and discussions, this subject helps students understand and critically apply core concepts, theories and tools to urban growth, urban development and urban policy-making. Urban Economics explores the nature of cities and emphasises the economic forces that shape the urban processes. While acknowledging the interconnections between urban, rural and peri-urban spaces, it further examines the causes of urban problems such as poverty, disadvantage and urban sustainability. The 'economic' in urban economics is understood as enmeshed in complex social and environmental experiences. The themes covered include the drivers of the urban economy including agglomeration economies, the urban and spatial structure of economic growth and change, urban land rent and economics of urban sustainability.
Autumn session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125