Economic Fundamentals

Traditionally, there has been a significant gap between financial analysts and urban designers. This course helps close this gap by introducing the important relationships between economics and urban design.

On the first day, we’ll introduce the tools and techniques of land economics analysis. On the second day, we’ll focus on applying these tools through a variety of current case studies that are relevant to urban design and planning practice.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 2 Michael von Hausen
Gerry Mulholland
$650.00 43 Register

This course is available as part of the Urban Design Certificate (core course) and on an individual basis.

For campus-based courses, registration may close up to one week before the course begins.  

For online offerings, registration may close up to two business days before the course begins. Your course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

In this course, you’ll do the following:

  • Learn the elements of market and economic analysis in urban development
  • Understand market analysis, investment analysis, and land valuation in urban development
  • Apply market, economic, and valuation techniques to case studies

View a sample course agenda (PDF)

How will I learn?

  • Lectures        
  • Case studies
  • Field trips
  • Small group discussions and exercises
  • Group presentations
  • Assignments

Who should take this course?

  • Planners, architects, and landscape architects
  • Engineers, real estate developers, and building technicians
  • Elected officials and local government administrators
  • NGO staff, financiers, and lawyers
  • Community organizers and advocates

How will I be evaluated?

Your grade will be based on a take-home assignment.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Professional development credits

AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.

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