Economics and the City

Master of Architecture
Semester 1, 2022

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This Urban Planning and Design unit is appropriate for Architecture students interested in learning how urban economies function and how economic planning shapes development outcomes. It will equip you to better understand and respond to this context.

The unit introduces students to the dynamics and challenges associated with local and metropolitan economies. You will learn the key concepts and techniques to analyse urban economies and engage in debates around the spatial mismatch between jobs and housing, the efficacy of place-based economic strategies, and the ability of infrastructure projects to spur economic development and job creation. You will also gain an understanding of the fundamentals of urban property markets and cover essential development principles.