The course aims to engage students in the complexities of housing problems and provide them with the range of skills required to become reflective and responsive practitioners.

  The course 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 criticism on the housing and community development process. It emphasizes the institutional context within which public and private actions are undertaken.