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Spring 2021  |  PA 5042 Section 001: Urban and Regional Economics (54124)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Evaluation of city existence/growth using economics. Economic forces in development of cities. Economic analysis of urban areas/land market. Economic analysis of planning issues in land use, transportation, housing, environment. prereq: [Major or minor in urban and regional planning, microeconomics course] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5042+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course is to apply the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to the analysis of urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to ? Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink; ? Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities; ? Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets; ? Understand the brief history of planning in different major areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and use economic tools to analyze the impact of planning and policy in the areas; and ? Recognize the role of local government and analyze how residents respond to taxes and grants.
Learning Objectives:
This course uses the principles of microeconomics to analyze urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
 Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink;
 Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities;
 Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets;
 Use economic tools to analyze planning issues in different areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and to illustrate and address their impacts on the economy, social equity and environmental quality.
Grading:
Grades will be based on the following:
Homework assignments 48% (6 assignments at 8% each)
Pop-up Quizzes 12%
Final exam 30%
Participation 10%
Class Format:
The lectures will cover only the key concepts presented in the readings. Completing the readings before lectures is essential to maximize your learning. Attendance at lab sessions is mandatory. Your attendance and participation in lab activities will affect your participation score. Feel free to discuss homework problems with your peers. However, you are expected to finish your assignments individually. All homework needs to be typed (graphs are okay with handwriting). Any handwriting homework will not be graded.
Workload:
This class is demanding. It covers a lot of material at a pace that students describe as "relentless" or (more positively) "high energy." It requires considerable outside-of-class time. UM policy states that for each credit hour of a class, undergraduates are expected to work three hours - counting class time and study time - to achieve an average grade. If we apply that policy to this graduate-level class, that means a work load of 12 hours per week for this class, implying at least 8 hours per week outside of class. Count on it.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54124/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5042 Section 002: Urban and Regional Economics (54130)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Thu 02:30PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Evaluation of city existence/growth using economics. Economic forces in development of cities. Economic analysis of urban areas/land market. Economic analysis of planning issues in land use, transportation, housing, environment. prereq: [Major or minor in urban and regional planning, microeconomics course] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5042+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course is to apply the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to the analysis of urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to ? Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink; ? Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities; ? Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets; ? Understand the brief history of planning in different major areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and use economic tools to analyze the impact of planning and policy in the areas; and ? Recognize the role of local government and analyze how residents respond to taxes and grants.
Learning Objectives:
This course uses the principles of microeconomics to analyze urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
 Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink;
 Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities;
 Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets;
 Use economic tools to analyze planning issues in different areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and to illustrate and address their impacts on the economy, social equity and environmental quality.
Grading:
Grades will be based on the following:
Homework assignments 48% (6 assignments at 8% each)
Pop-up Quizzes 12%
Final exam 30%
Participation 10%
Class Format:
The lectures will cover only the key concepts presented in the readings. Completing the readings before lectures is essential to maximize your learning. Attendance at lab sessions is mandatory. Your attendance and participation in lab activities will affect your participation score. Feel free to discuss homework problems with your peers. However, you are expected to finish your assignments individually. All homework needs to be typed (graphs are okay with handwriting). Any handwriting homework will not be graded.
Workload:
This class is demanding. It covers a lot of material at a pace that students describe as "relentless" or (more positively) "high energy." It requires considerable outside-of-class time. UM policy states that for each credit hour of a class, undergraduates are expected to work three hours - counting class time and study time - to achieve an average grade. If we apply that policy to this graduate-level class, that means a work load of 12 hours per week for this class, implying at least 8 hours per week outside of class. Count on it.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54130/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

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