In this seminar, we will analyze urban distress and federal, state, local and community responses such as initiatives to build housing and commercial projects in low income communities. We will analyze housing/community development policy, real estate financing, subsidies, community participation, land use, environmental review and legal challenges to development. A field trip to Harlem and the South Bronx is planned. Each student will work on a group project on a cutting-edge community development issue. The grade will be based upon class participation, a financial exercise, the group project paper and a presentation.
Permission of instructors required to register. Please contact Academic Services to register.
The course is taught at the School of Law.