2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

ECO 270 Urban Economics

3 hours 

Why cities exist, how their characteristics change over time and how global and national urban networks function are analyzed in the course. Different means of financing city government and related issues such as the impact of globalization, decentralization of government, and metropolitan fragmentation on urban finances are explored. A variety of urban problems such as sustainability of cities, housing; health; education; crime; poverty; pollution; labor conditions; discrimination and transportation are studied. The impact of different theoretical perspectives in economics on urban analysis and policy are considered.




ENG 101, and ECO 101 or ECO 120 or ECO 125