Urban and Regional Economics
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.
Computer with Internet is required. Refer to http://publicadmin.uvic.ca.
Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.