Urban Economics - REST0017

Faculty: Built Environment

School: Building Construction Management Program

Course Outline: Built Environment

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course exposes students to economic theory and applies that knowledge to assist the student's appreciation of the economic imperatives, which drive and shape urban development. Topics covered will include: economic processes in spatial and land use development; urban growth theory; competing land use; supply and demand in the pricing of urban property; the concept of the 'rent bid curve' business location theory; the impact of land based communication corridors on price; technology and footloose location theory; planning and government control on free market pricing; environmental and heritage issues; and local government regulation and by-laws.

Urban Economics

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