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UPM-612 Economics of Place

1 Credits

This course focuses on the role of the public realm in generating economic benefits for cities and urban populations. The course applies the concept of place capital to a range of case studies of public spaces in cities throughout the world. “Place capital” refers to the process through which shared economic wealth is created through the creation and maintenance of public spaces in cities. This course explores the many economic benefits that vital public spaces -whether newly built or restored – generate for the local economy, as well as their wider social, environmental, health, and quality of life impacts.