The module provides students with a general knowledge on various aspects of urban economics. It uses microeconomic analysis to explain why cities exits, where they develop, how they grow, and how different activities are arranged within cities. Models of firm, industrial and household location decisions will form the basis in analysing urban land use patterns and trends. Other topics covered include housing markets, the role of the government in the urban economy, and urban transportation. The module is for students with strong microeconomic background and with interest in urban economics.