PADM 4459
Urban and Regional Economics

3.0 Credits


This course (UVIC ADMN 445) examines economic forces influencing settlement patterns, growth, and other characteristics of towns, cities and regions. It provides a theoretical and historical basis for analyzing and predicting how urban areas evolve and how policies may affect patterns of growth and change. Topics include regional economics; economic development; growth policy; urban land use patterns; how land and housing markets function; how land use regulation affects these markets; urban environmental problems; urban transportation; and emerging spatial patterns.


Third-year university standing and one of PADM 3109 (UVIC ADMN 310), UVIC ADMN 403, or UVIC ECON 103/201.

Note: Students with credit for UVIC ECON 312 may not take this course for further credit.

Delivery Method



Computer with Internet is required. Refer to


Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.


4 months

Note: This paced course is delivered by the University of Victoria. UVIC courses are offered in September, January and May. This course may not be offered every semester. Space is limited and early registration is advised.