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.

Note: You will have up to two months to complete the take-home assignment.

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

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
4 Michael von Hausen
Gerry Mulholland
Andy Yan
Justin Barer
$700.00 45 Register

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

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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