University of Technology Sydney

16235 Urban Economics

Requisite(s): 16633 Microeconomics for Property



This is a core subject that examines the economics of cities and regions. Through a series of lectures and discussions, this subject helps students to understand and critically apply core concepts, theories, and tools to urban development processes and urban policy making within the built environment. While emphasising economic forces that shape the urban experience, 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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