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AI2105 Urban and Regional Economics 7.5 credits

Urban economics is the study of cities, of the economic activities therein, and of the determinants of those activities. This course also introduces the economic foundations of urban problems.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI2105 (Autumn 2012–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Market forces in the development of cities; Land rent, land-use and land-use control; urban problems such as traffic jam and congestion, poverty and crime; Household sorting and segregation; Cost-benefit analysis; Regional Economics; and Metropolitan Governance.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide the students an understanding of spatial economic theory, modelling and methods for analysis of location, land-use and construction.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basics in economics from the course Economics (AI1107) or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Urban Economics, 8e upplagan. Författare: Arthur O´Sullivan.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written exam (4,5 cr) and a term paper (3 cr).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AI2105

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Abukar Warsame, 08-790 6912,