20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The module explores the relationship between the activities of profit-seeking business, the use and development of land and the planning activity. It provides an elementary introduction to the economics of land and property development and explores how these pressures interact with lifestyle choices to shape the use of land and property and the implication for public planning. The first part provides a brief introduction to measuring the performance of businesses and investments. The remainder of the module looks at the use of land and property for housing, retail, leisure, employment and transport uses in `urban' contexts

Staff Contact: Mr Peter Bibby
Teaching Methods: The main teaching methods are a mixture of: 1. Formal lectures on theoretical, conceptual and practical issues related to course content. This method directly contributes to aims 1-5 and will be a core element for learning outcomes 1-6. 2. Workshop sessions will focus on individual topic areas (housing, transport, retail etc. based around the students┐ home town. This method contributes to aims 3, 4 and 5 and will help enable students to develop the understanding required for outcomes 1-6.
Assessment: Course work
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