City Planning Economics OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT on the Economics of City Planning

Published Jan 30, 2009

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'Gateway: Planning Economics,' a free OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is designed as a brief follow-up to 'Microeconomics for Planners.' This second course focuses more specifically on the economics of urban planning and is geared toward students in the Master of City Planning sequence.

Gateway: Planning Economics: Course Specifics

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Graduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Gateway: Planning Economics: Course Description

MIT Professor Frank Levy makes use of real-world examples, including targeted zoning in a Massachusetts suburb and dealing with deficits in the New York City budget, in this free OpenCourseWare offered through the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT in Cambridge, MA. This course lasts just a third of a semester but covers numerous topics relevant to City Planning students. Working from Walter Nicholson's book 'Intermediate Microeconomics and Its Applications,' students will study basic economic theory and its application. This course led by Professor Frank Levy includes lessons about investment tools, housing finance, location theory and public goods and externalities. Flash Player software is required, and a traditional Chinese translation of this course is available.

Lecture notes, problem sets, audio and visual tools, study materials and a list of readings are available for free online. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the Gateway Planning Economics course page.

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