URP 538– Economic Concepts & Contexts
Course No.: 20651
Department: Urban and Regional Planning
Semester: 2016 Spring
Location: Hayes B – 07
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday-Thursday
Meeting Time: 11:30AM - 12:50PM
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.