The Politics of Housing and Urban Development
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 downtowns and neighborhoods. A special emphasis this year will be the Obama Administration's response to the foreclosure crisis and the implementation of neighborhood reinvestment strategies by state and local governments.
This course satisfies an elective requirement in the Master of Public Administration and Certificate in Politics programs. It is also an approved elective in PennDesign’s Certificate in Urban Development.