Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2014/2015
Scuola Scuola di Architettura e Società
Insegnamento 096520 - URBAN ECONOMICS
Docente Capello Roberta
Cfu 4.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento
Arc - Urb - Cost (1 liv.)(ord. 270) - MI (1145) SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURAAUPAZZZZ096520 - URBAN ECONOMICS
Arc - Urb - Cost (1 liv.)(ord. 270) - MI (1149) URBANISTICAUPAAZZZZ096520 - URBAN ECONOMICS

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Contents and structure of the course

The course in made of two modules. The first module will be on the foundamentals of economics.

The second module deals with the different economic tools that exist for the interpretation of the city, defined as an efficient form of labour and social organization. The course tries to reply to questions like: why does a city exist? How do economic and residential activities are organized in an urban space? Which are the rules of development and evolution of the city? Which relationalities exist behind the organization of a general urban system?

The aim of the second module is to introduce students to the major principles governing and interpreting the structure and the dynamics of cities. The issue of urban rent – from its nature to its formation – is explained and analysed in details.

Issues treated regard:

The principle of agglomeration;

The principle of accessibility;

The principle of spatial interaction;

The principle of urban hierarchy and city networks;

The principle of competitiveness;

Urban rent theory.

Lectures are based on a textbook (Regional Economcs) and on some papers distributed on line by the teacher. The chapters to study will be indiceted during the course.

Practical lectures on the way urban specialization and urban dynamics can be measured throgh simple economic indicators will be held in parallel to theoretical lectures.

A group work on the empirical part will be required.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Exam is composed of two parts:

a written or oral part (depending on the number of students that want to participate to the exam) on the theoretical part, which will weight 2/3 on the final vote.

a group work on the empirical part, which will weight 1/3 on the final vote.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaRoberta Capello, Regional Economics, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 978-0-415-39520-5

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