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Module Code: CDE105
Module Title: Urban and Environmental Economics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to develop the understanding of the basic economic principles that regulate the formation and the development of urban and regional systems.

It seeks to explore the relationship between market forces, land and the environment, outlining the main challenges of the decision making process and the policy implementation.

It also seeks to relate the models of the mainstream economics to new critical perspectives.

Learning outcomes 
A. Summarise a basic history of economic ideas, and the principles of economic behaviour

B. Express a grounded understanding of the economic characteristics of land, and the models which explain land use and urban development and the related urban policies;

C. Explain the relationship between economic activity and the natural environment, and its implications for sustainable urban development;

D. Relate the concept of space to the dynamics of economic regional growth and development.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures will provide students the basic theoretical elements of the module.
BLOCK 1: The relationship between economic thinking and the history of urban/regional planning.

BLOCK 2: Urban Land economics, property and land use planning. Tools of micro/macro economics.

BLOCK 3: Basic principles of environmental economics. Market forces, market failure and externalities in the built and natural environment.

BLOCK 4: Elements of Regional Economics and regional policy. Regional divide and regional policies for underdeveloped areas.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 39           111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Mid-Term Exam 50.00
2 Final Exam 50.00

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