Neoclassical ecomics, the intellectual bedrock of modern capitalism, faces growing criticisms, as many of its key assumptions and policy prescriptions are systematically challenged. Yet, there remains one field of ecomics where these limitations continue virtually unchallenged: the study of cities and regions in built-environment ecomics. In this book, Franklin Obeng-Odoom draws on institutional, Georgist and Marxist ecomics to clearly but comprehensively show what the key issues are today in thinking about urban ecomics. In doing so, he demonstrates the widespread tensions and contradictions in the status quo, showing how to reconstruct urban ecomics in order to create a more just society and environment.
Franklin Obeng-Odoom teaches urban economics at the School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Australia. He is an International Social Science Council world social science fellow in sustainable urbanisation. Franklin was elected to the Fellowship of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015, becoming the country's youngest fellow. In 2016, he won the Patrick Welch prize awarded by the Association for Social Economics.