URP 538- Economic Concepts & Contexts

Course Details

Course No.: 21598

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2015 Spring

Location: Hayes B – 07

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday-Thursday

Meeting Time: 11:30AM - 12:50PM

Faculty: Park

This course examines how economic concepts can help planners understand the function of cities and regions. Because cities are the crux of industrialization and civilization and are also based in wider geographical regions, understanding the nature of the relationship between cities and regions is critical for planners.   Planners are faced with the challenge of identifying problems and predicting patterns within cities and regions so they can make policy recommendations to decision makers.  This cannot be done without the uses of quantitative and systematic economic tools.  This course will also attempt to INTRODUCE various economic tools for analyzing urban problems WITH EXAMPLES.