Real Estate, Housing and Community Development in Context
The Economic Development and Housing Specialization trains students for careers in housing, community development, real estate and economic development. The major goals of this specialization are to:
- Teach underlying economic theory governing real estate markets, politics surrounding the development process, and social theory underpinning the role of community organizations and residents.
- Provide historical perspectives needed to understand and analyze current planning and policy issues, as well as the practical skills, such as real estate finance, needed to work in these fields.
Courses in the Wagner School
Please note: Some courses are taught every other year.
- URPL-GP 2415, Public Policy & Planning in New York
- URPL-GP 2452, Transformation of the Urban Economy
- URPL-GP 2616, Colloquium on the Law, Politics and Economics of Urban Planning
- URPL-GP 2621, Urban Economic Development: Theory and Practice
- URPL-GP 2639, Real Estate Finance
- URPL-GP 2670, Land Use, Housing and Development Seminar
- URPL-GP 4620, Race and Class in American Cities
- URPL-GP 4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
- URPL-GP 4635, Community Equity and Wealth-Building
- URPL-GP 4638, Housing and Community Development Policy
- PADM-GP 2106, Community Organizing
- PADM-GP 2140, Public Economics and Finance
- PADM-GP 2144, Debt Financing and Management
- PADM-GP 2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
- PADM-GP 2443, Financing Urban Governments
- PADM-GP 2445, Poverty, Inequality and Policy
Courses Outside the Wagner School
In addition to the recommended Wagner School courses, students may choose electives offered through the Law School, Stern School, and the Schack Institute of Real Estate. Refer to the registration procedures for courses outside the Wagner School for more information.
- LAW-LW.10211, Health Policy Seminar
- LAW-LW.10427, Property (for 1Ls/2Ls)
- LAW-LW.10474, Trusts & Estates
- LAW-LW.10579, Land Use Regulations
- LAW-LW.10797, Health Law
- LAW-LW.11105, Comparative Law: Property Rights in Development Seminar: Creative Writing
- LAW-LW.11279, Real Estate Transactions
- LAW-LW.11371, Federal Health Reform: Law, Policy and Politics Seminar
- LAW-LW.11767, Comparative Law: Property Rights in Development Seminar
- LAW-LW.11846, Law of the Welfare State Seminar
See the School of Law web site for course descriptions.
- BSPA-GB.2300, Real Estate Transactions
- ECON-GB.3375, Urban Systems
- FINC-GB.2329, Real Estate Primary Markets
- FINC-GB.2339, Real Estate Capital Markets
- OPMG-GB.2360, Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship
See the Stern School of Business web site for course descriptions.
- REAL1-GC 1005, Principles of Real Estate Accounting and Taxation
- DEVE1-GC 1035, Real Estate Finance
- DEVE1-GC 1045, Real Estate Economics and Market Analysis
- DEVE1-GC 1050, Legal Principles and Practices
- DEVE1-GC 1055, Real Estate Valuation and Feasibility Analysis
- DEVE1-GC 1060, The Development Process
- REAL1-GC 1070, Corporate Finance
- REAL1-GC 1080, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
- REAL1-GC 3400, Seminar in Community Development
- REAL1-GC 3015, Affordable Housing Development
- DEVE1-GC 2105, Green Building & Sustainable Development
- REAL1-GC 3185, Urban Economic Development
- DEVE1-GC 2115, Applied Project in Sustainable Development
- DEVE1-GC 2300, Community and Civic Engagement in Real Estate Development
See the Schack Institute web site for course descriptions.