University of Technology Sydney

16235 Urban Economics

6cp; 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 within the built environment. While emphasising economic forces that shape the urban processes, it realises that the urban economy is part of the national system and acknowledges the interconnections between urban, rural and peri-urban spaces. The 'economic' in urban economics is understood as enmeshed in complex social and environmental experiences. Themes covered include the drivers of the urban economy including agglomeration economies, the urban and spatial structure of economic growth and development, urban land rent and land use patterns, and sustainable urban development.

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Autumn session, City campus

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