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ECF3602 Economics for Planning and Development
Credit Points: 15

This unit provides an introduction to the context, theory, process and practice of economic development planning.  Economic concepts help planners understand patterns and processes relating to population, income, employment and business opportunities in a local economy, and to identify directions of planning action.  The unit has a practical focus which includes analysing economic development plans that use these methods, and assessing the problems and potential development strategies of a local city or region.  Students will gain not only a strong theoretical understanding of economic development, but will learn about economic development initiatives in the real world via applied examples and projects.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K11Bachelor of Planning
K31Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
MAAABKProject Development Major
MAAACRProject Development and Management Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009