Economic Development and Housing

The Economic Development and Housing track trains students for careers in housing, community development, real estate and economic development.

The major goals of this track 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.


Please note: Some courses are taught every other year.

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.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