Unit of Spatial Planning


Regional Development - SPReD

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Economic Geography (7th Semester)

The aim of the course is to study the process of constructing general principles and theories that explain the operation of the economic system in space. The course consists of both theory and applications. More specifically the theoretical part includes: Introductory Concepts; Introduction to Economic Geography; Location in a Simplified Economic Landscape; Central Place Theory Christaller-Loesch; Urban Systems Hierarchy; Relaxation of the Simplifying Assumptions; A Heterogeneous Land Surface; Spatial Variation in Transportation costs; Spatial Variation in Production Costs; Demand Scale and Agglomeration; The Decision Making Process: a behavioural view; Economic Development in Space and Time; New Technologies and Regional Development; Theories of Entrepreneurship.
The applied part, on the other hand, elaborates on qualitative and mixed methodologies (e.g multicriteria analysis) for the support of locational decisions of economic activities.






Obligatory Courses at the School Level

8th Semister

Regional Planning

Obligatory Courses at the Department Level

7th Semister

Economic Geography


Optional Courses

6th Semister

Spatial Policy and Regional Development

8th Semister

Evaluation in Spatial Planning

9th Semister

Theory and Methods of Participatory Planning

General Information

The Unit of Spatial Planning and Regional Development - SPReD in the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering gives five courses, as follows:

- obligatory courses at the School level – Course on ‘Regional Planning’;

- obligatory courses at the Department level – Course on ‘Economic Geography’; and

- optional courses on:
‘Spatial Policy and Regional Development’;
‘Evaluation in Spatial Planning’; and
‘Theory and Methods of Participatory Planning’.