Urban Economics & Spatial Planning
Students will obtain sufficient knowledge on all issues mentioned in the course description. They will know how the concepts and tools of microeconomic analysis can be used and extended in the study of regional economics and they will be introduced to the basic concepts and methods of spatial planning.
They will be able to understand the creation of urban areas and centers, analyze economic phenomena and views related to them, economic relationships between urban and rural areas, and the surrounding space. They will have the ability to interpret the structure of urban economic activity, urban networks, and the use of urban land. They will develop critical thinking for the examination of urban policies and spatial planning tactics.
They will know and understand the use of indices and quantitative methods in regional economic analysis. They will have, in combination with the rest of their coursework, a very good background and perhaps an incentive to pursue further studies in urban economics and spatial planning.