The Politics of Housing and Urban Development

Course Number: 
GAFL 569
Cross Listed: 
URBS 451

This course offers an exploration of how legislative action, government policymaking, and citizen advocacy influence plans for the investment of public capital in distressed urban neighborhoods. Course topics this semester will include an evaluation of the results of City of Philadelphia development policies under the administration of Mayor Michael A. Nutter, an assessment of a large-scale property acquisition and development strategy being implemented by the Philadelphia Housing Authority in North Philadelphia, and a review of recent and current reinvestment plans for Camden’s waterfront and downtown-area neighborhoods.

Course Offerings

The Politics of Housing and Urban Development (Fall 2015)

Fall 2015
Course Section: 
John Kromer
Fels Seminar Room