This course deals with applied research methods in urban and regional planning analysis and it aims to provide the students with some basic techniques for analyzing the potential for redevelopment of a community or a larger area, such as a county or a region. The course is organized in three major areas: demographic analyses, planning tools for analyzing public spaces and urban life, and tools for analyzing business patterns within cities and regions.

This course develops the discussion on decision-making support tools related to local economic development, with focus on the strategies that local government can devise in order to promote the economic component of the local development plans. The course is discussing the connection between theory and practice through the use of case studies.

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This course deals with applied research methods for urban and regional planning analysis and it aims to provide the students with some basic techniques for analyzing the potential for redevelopment of a community or a larger area, such as a county or a region. The course is organized in four major areas: demographic analyses, regional economic analyses, land use analyses and cluster analysis.