ECON-330   Urban Growth and Development

This course introduces students to the forces behind the economic growth and development of urban areas around the world. The class examines how economists measure the quality of life of an urban area and what the likely economic features of city and suburban life will be in the coming decades. Students will critique urban economic policies by examining how they affect resilience, sustainability, and prosperity. Students will also explore to what extent Christians might affirm or object to the way in which urban economic forces and public policies generate economic growth, affect ecological systems, and distribute goods and services across race, social class, and future generations. Prerequisites: Economics 151, or Economics 221 and 222, or Economics 232, or permission of the instructor.