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, Management and Leadership
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
URPL-GP.1603, Urban Planning: Methods and Practice
URPL-GP.2608, Urban Economics
URPL-GP.2660, History and Theory of Planning

Track Courses

URPL-GP.1605, Land Use Law
URPL-GP.1620, Spatial Analysis and Visualization
CAP-GP.3601, Capstone: Advanced Projects in Urban Planning I
CAP-GP.3602, Capstone: Advanced Projects in Urban Planning II

elective Courses

Planning Electives

URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
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.2624, Environmental Planning: Communities, Fairness, and Beyond
URPL-GP.2639, Real Estate Finance
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
URPL-GP.2680, Topics in Urban Design
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
URPL-GP.4638, Housing and Community Development Policy

Other Recommended Electives

PADM-GP.1801, Communication Skills for Public Service
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
PADM-GP.2416, Segregation and Public Policy
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
PADM-GP.4443, Financing Urban Government