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Economic Thinking for Planners: Cities, Externalities, and Governance

Through history, people have become better off as they urbanized. This course investigates how and why the quality of life has improved in cities.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (56 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2015
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    1.
    Introduction
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    How Do We Become Better Off?
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    3.
    The Mall
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Three Ways To Think About Cities
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Land Markets
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Tight Spatial Arrangements
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Ideas and Creativity
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Co-location and Agglomeration
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Big Picture
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Third World Cities
    Chapter Duration 4 mins

Course Description

This course applies concepts discussed throughout the "Economic Thinking for Planners" series to a discussion about cities. Through history, people have become better off as they urbanized. This course investigates how and why the quality of life has improved in cities. Learn about how cities function as land markets, tight spatial arrangements, and centers of ideas and creativity. 

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Economics
  • History
  • Law and Policy
  • Urbanism

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. His research interests are in applied urban economics.

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