University of Technology Sydney

17907 Urban Economics and Infrastructure Planning

6cp; 20hpw, online
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 with real world cases to appreciate the role of planning in resolving several economic policy challenges, including equitably funding infrastructure investment, and addressing spatial inequality and inadequate housing supply.

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