Prof. J. Phillip Thompson
This class explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and the local economy. It provides an overview of techniques and specified programs, policies, and strategies that are (and have been) directed at neighborhood development. It gives students an opportunity to reflect on their personal sense of the housing and community development process. And it emphasizes the institutional context within which public and private actions are undertaken.
Thompson, J.. 11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-401-introduction-to-housing-community-and-economic-development-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA