Urban Economy and Competitive Cities

Objectives

To understand the rules that take to the creation and development of cities. To analyze the inter-urban framework in the regional system. To examine the socioeconomic aspects of the urban process . To study the use of urban land. To evaluate the urban public economy in Portugal.

General characterization

Code

722171224

Credits

6.0

Responsible teacher

José Afonso Teixeira

Hours

Weekly - Available soon

Total - 168

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

None

Bibliography

LOPES, E. (2009).”O Papel das Cidades no Desenvolvimento de Portugal”, SAER, Lisboa
MARTIN, R.; KITSON, M.; TYLER, P. (2011). “Regional Competitiveness an Elusive yet Key Concept?”, Routledge, London.
SASSEN, S. (2001), “The Global City”, Sage Publ. Company.
SIMÕES LOPES, A.& PEDRO PONTES, J. (2009). “Introdução à Economia Urbana”, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa,
STORPER, M. (2013). “Keys to the City. How Economics, Institutions, Social Interaction and Politics Shape Development”,
Princeton University Press.

Teaching method

Case studies.
Exercises in classroom.

Evaluation method

Text surveys.+ Individual and group works(100%)

Subject matter

1. Creation and development of cities.
2. Urbanisation economies.
3. Urban rent and urban rent patterns.
4. Zoning and growth controls.
5. Urban competitiveness.
6. Urban competitiveness tools.
7. Case studies.

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