• SSPL9035
  • Economy & Sustainable Develop.

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Spatial Planning and Transport

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Module Description

The module introduces the learner to the economic issues integral to the study of sustainable development

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce the learner to the concepts and theories of economics. The module uses contemporary examples in Ireland and internationally to analyse the relationship between economics and sustainable development.

Indicative Syllabus

Critical review of the neoclassical economic paradigm from an environmental perspective
Economics and planning: welfare economics, efficiency and equity criteria
Private sector property development and investment: market and location determinants and criteria, comparative investment performance in respect of the various sectors
Public sector land use and development - cost benefit analysis, public private partnership arrangements, planning gain
Survey of alternative economic paradigms
Systematic evaluation of Ireland in the 21st century with particular emphasis on consequences of 'catch up' development
Technological developments and their influence on development
The urban and regional economy: processes of socio-economic and spatio-economic change, urban and regional policy response, local urban and rural development
Urban renewal - supply led and demand led interventions. National and international policy developments
Urban transportation and environmental pollution - optimum system provision and pricing systems, techniques of analysis and measurement, policy implications

ISCED:0732: Building & Civil Engineering
Total Contact Teaching Hours:48
Class Size:40

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