AI2155 Urban Economics and Cost Benefit Analysis 7.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 19 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

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  • Start date


  • End date


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  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Abukar Warsame <>

  • Application

    Apply for this course at through this application link.
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Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide students an understanding of spatial economic theories that will enable them to answer, among others, the following questions:

  1. How will a city develop? Will it shrink, increase or stay the same?
  2. How will economic activities within a city locate in the future?
  3. How do the government reason when developing the city? Or how should they reason?

Course main content

Market forces in the development of cities; land rent, land use/control; urban problems such as traffic congestion; cost benefit analysis.


Eligibility to the master programme in Real Estate and Construction Management.


O'Sullivan A, Urban Economics, McGraw-Hill, Latest edition.


  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 4.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Course work consists of a termpaper and a series of exercises. In order to pass the course students need to have the termpaper approved, in addition to passing the final written exam.

Offered by

ABE/Building and Real Estate Economics


Abukar Warsame, 08-790 6912,


Fredrik Brunes <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2014.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2014.