This course is an introduction to the way in which market forces allocate the use of space in cities and regions. Economic development and economic analysis, economic processes of distribution, land use and competition issues will be explored. Basic markets that compose the urban system involve basic factors of production: land, labor and capital will be included. The impact of laws on land use (EPA, zoning, eminent domain, brownfields and historic preservations will be included). Metropolitan area fundamental markets: labor market, housing market, and product markets explored. Resources and the use of technology will also be introduced. Class Notes: Note: This class held over the internet; student must have internet access. First time online/blended students must successfully complete the Canvas Student Orientation (CSO) located in Canvas before access to this class is permitted. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: URBS 151.