There is little disagreement that in capitalist economies property rights to land affect economic growth and poverty reduction in a number of ways. In developing countries, land is the primary means for generating a livelihood and the base for investing and accumulating wealth, while in advanced economies, the development of cities is the driving force of economic growth. The module will build on key concepts from geography, law and economics to explain the main challenges built and natural environment faces today. The aim is to develop an analytical foundation using these diverse disciplines for designing policy answers. The module is ideal for any student interested in geography, economics, regional development or law, who want to gain an interdisciplinary perspective in addressing critical contemporary issues.
Module Leader:Dániel Léderer