Real Estate and Location

Course Code :2107TEWTEL
Study domain:Geography
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Ann Verhetsel

3. Course contents *

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.
 
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