Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
As an introduction to the field of Housing, Community, and Economic Development (HCED), the course is structured to:
Given that the quest for effective practice underlies the HCED philosophy, the course emphasizes strategic analysis of the institutional contexts within which public, nonprofit, and private actions directed at housing, economic, and community development are implemented. Framing neighborhood institutions and organizations, their relationship to one another and to "city-wide" players is a theme running throughout the course.
Students are expected to do the required reading, to participate in class discussions, and to hand in three memos. Expectations for the memos, their form, purpose, content, setting etc., will be discussed in detail in class.
The final grade will be based on the following: