Real estate and location
|Course code module||FTEMAJ0159|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
The course will only be offered in Dutch.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Be able to recognize and explain new trends that appear in "real estate"
Broadened knowledge of the international dimension of real estate.
Evaluate real estate projects from a social and spatial economics point of view.
3. Course content
The course in regional (physical) economics presents the method and results of physical economic academic research, discusses new evolutions within the field, and pays a lot of attention to the applications aspect.
Following a sketch of the current position of regional economics, attention is given to GIS in a tutorial (Geographic Information Systems), and to their usability for the economist.
The localization factor from the various traditional theories is further examined. The industrial location and its dynamics are studied in particular with an eye on the automotive and clothing sectors. The location and location shifts in the tertiary sector are concretized and applied via the study of the retail trade and commercial service providers.
The city-geographic part is focused on urban competition and networking amongst world centers, while also city marketing/management is on the agenda. The visit to London and the Docklands, or to the urban economic gravity centers of Paris, teaches students how to interpret the regional problems in different districts of a word city.
The regional economic differences between Europe and the European cohesion policy, which is strongly advocated by the Flemish regional policy and regional management, are the final elements in this course.
THE STUDENT IS FREE TO CHOOSE HIS ASSESSMENT METHOD: EITHER ORAL EXAM OR PRODUCING A PAPER
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Excursion(s)
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationClosed bookOpen questions
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Course “Ruimtelijke Economie” from Universitas, video-fragments and the excursion are integral aspects of the course’s study materials; the excursion is compulsory.
7. Recommended reading - study material
laatste aanpassing: last update: 06/01/2010 14:47 liesbeth.opdenacker