Economic Development and Housing Track

Learn to plan and build thriving, socially- and economically-diverse communities. We’ll help you tap into the key elements of a healthy community ecosystem: from the economic theories behind real estate markets to the social theories underlying the importance of community organizations. And then we’ll help you layer on practical skills, including how to analyze current planning and policy issues and create new ones.

required Courses

Degree Core Courses

CORE-GP.1011, Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management
CORE-GP.1018, Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
CORE-GP.1020, Managing Public Service Organizations (MPSO)
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations

Planning Core Courses

URPL-GP.1603, Urban Planning: Methods and Practice
URPL-GP.1605, Land Use Law
URPL-GP.1620, Introduction to Urban Physical Design
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning

Elective Courses

PADM-GP.2106, Community Organizing
PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics and Finance
PADM-GP.2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP.2443, Financing Urban Government
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transforming Cities: Public-Private Partnerships, Public Spaces, Politics & the Press
URPL-GP.2620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.2623, Public Space and Urban Identity: Theory, Policy, Politics, and Design
URPL-GP.2639, Real Estate Finance
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
URPL-GP.4635, Community Equity
URPL-GP.4638, Housing and Community Development Policy
URPL-GP.4647, Workshop in Planning: Creating 21st Century Communities