|SES #||TOPICS||Study Guides|
Part I: Foundations
Key demographic, economic, and political trends affecting urban areas; major controversies tied to equity and equitable development.
|1||Introductory Class: The “just city” in context: Trends, dilemmas, scales (neighborhood, city / town, region).||No study guide available.|
|2||The Just City: Equitable development concepts and cross-national comparisons.||Session 2 Study Guide (PDF)|
|3||Demographic shifts and neighborhood change: Segregation, migration, and aging.||Session 3 Study Guide (PDF)|
|4||Income, wealth, and the political economy of inequality.||Session 4 Study Guide (PDF)|
|5||Civic context: Engagement and political representation.||Session 5 Study Guide (PDF)|
|6||The nature of community in 21st century America: Networks, places, social capital.||Session 6 Study Guide (PDF)|
Part II: Community-based Organizing and Development
Contrasting approaches to community development: Social movement building and program and policy development, debates and complementarities.
|7||History and development: Politics and program.||Session 7 Study Guide (PDF)|
|8||Institutional context: CDCs and other CBOs, intermediaries, government, foundations / donors, labor unions and other, private partners.||Session 8 Study Guide (PDF)|
|9||Governance at multiple scales (neighborhood, city, region): Issues of representation, accountability, co-production, coalitions, power.||Session 9 Study Guide (PDF)|
|Part III: Affordable and Inclusionary Housing and Homeownership|
|10||Housing markets and policy (A): Supply and demand fundamentals, shifting preferences, efficiency and affordability outcomes.||Session 10 Study Guide (PDF)|
|11||Housing markets and policy (B): Homeownership.||Session 11 Study Guide (PDF)|
|12||Rental housing.||Session 12 Study Guide (PDF)|
|13||Housing as a market good: Gentrification and fair housing.||Session 13 Study Guide (PDF)|
Public housing, income concentration, and mixed-income housing.
Guest: Larry Vale, Ford Professor of Urban Design and Planning at MIT.
|Session 14 Study Guide (PDF)|
|15||Affordable housing, smart growth, and regional land use.||Session 15 Study Guide (PDF)|
|16||Alternative housing models: Land trusts and more.||Session 16 Study Guide (PDF)|
|17||Mobility and the tensions between fair housing, affordable housing, and community development.||Session 17 Study Guide (PDF)|
|Part IV: Local Economic Development|
|18||Introduction to LED.||Session 18 Study Guide (PDF)|
|19||Workforce development and cooperative enterprise.||Session 19 Study Guide (PDF)|
Job quality and upgrading.
Guest: Paul Osterman, member of the Department of Urban Studies & Planning at MIT.
|Session 20 Study Guide (PDF)|
Entrepreneurship and business development.
Guest: Karl Seidman, Senior Lecturer in Economic Development, MPP Harvard.
|Session 21 Study Guide (PDF)|
|22||Fostering and upgrading manufacturing.||Session 22 Study Guide (PDF)|
|23||Toward the healthy city.||Session 23 Study Guide (PDF)|
|Part V: Wrapping Up|
|24||Course review.||Session 24 Study Guide (PDF)|
|25||Final team briefings.||Session 25 Study Guide (PDF)|
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