Urban land development economics 221

Module code TPU 221
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The economics of settlements, including aspects such as economic advantages, transformation, equity, integration and inclusiveness; locational choices of urban land uses; density and intensity of development; the effects of densities, location and transportation economics on land values; implications of zoning; implications for sustainability and risk reduction; the cost of urban growth, whether by densification or sprawl. The functioning of the property market, e.g. how the property market works for the urban poor; key role players and decision-making in the property market; the role of urban planning as well as local government and their financial viability in the property market.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Town and Regional Planning
Period of presentation Semester 2

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