Community Economic Development and Housing

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Community Economic Development and Housing

Overview

Students can select one of two streams:

  • Housing
  • Economic Development

HOUSING  

Description:

This stream offers the opportunity to explore innovative policy approaches, particularly in nonprofit housing, while learning the traditional tools of housing analysis and real estate methods. At the level of policy, current housing issues are assessed against a historical background, drawing on both domestic and international examples. This analysis casts a critical eye at understanding opportunities for building coalitions among low income tenants, community-based organizations, and development professionals, as well as the potential links to organizing among labor, women and social service providers. The real estate methods provide a thorough grounding in current domestic practices with an emphasis on multifamily and commercial developments.

Course Requirements

Urbanization Requirement
242 Poverty and Inequality

CEDH Area Core (required)
283 Special Topics in Planning Methods:  Community Research and Organizing

Other Required Courses (both required)
M275 Community Development and Housing Policies: The Roles of the State, Civil Society and Nonprofits (PP M243, SW M290U)
280 Affordable Housing Development

Electives (choose one or more from core and two from either of two areas)

Core
M206A Introduction to GIS (PP M224A)
**245 Urban Public Finance
M288 Leadership, Development & Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (PP M228, SW M241E)
**229 Professional Development Intensive: Proposals, Project Management, & Evaluation

Housing
235AB Urbanization in Developing Countries
*261  Land Use Planning:  Processes, Critiques, and Innovations
*M270 Homelessness: Housing & Social Service Issues (SW M206A)
M272 Real Estate Development and Finance (A/UD M272)
294  Housing in Developing Countries: Policy Objectives and Options

Economic Development
CM137/C237C  The Southern California Regional Economy (Lbr & Wkplc M180)
*219 Special Topics in CDBE:  The Informal City: Research and Regulation
219 Labor and Economic Development
M234A  Development Theory
*M234C  Resource Based Development
M236A  Theories of Regional Economic Development (PP M240)
M257 Transportation and Economic Outcomes
278 Urban Labor Markets and Public Policy

Other Electives
C184/C284      Looking at L.A.
273  Site Planning
274  Introduction to Physical Planning
**M276AB (LAW M287) Urban Housing and Community Development
**285 Women and Community Development: Great Gender Debate
**M404  Joint Planning/Architecture Studio (A/UD M404)

*Courses not offered 13-14.
** Courses not offered regularly.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 Description:

 This stream offers classes and projects that explore the theories and methods of community development.  Community economic development encompasses a broad array of interests and skills.  Communities are, after all, microcosms of their larger society.  Subjects such as economic development, housing, land use, the environment, social services, and education are examined in this stream, which also stresses the interaction between grassroots organizations, development and policy. 

 What are special in this stream are the community focus and the interest in working with people at a local scale.  To comprehend the political nature of the work, students learn methods of analysis that encourage applied research and techniques of participation, which facilitate an open planning process with people and organizations.  For this reason we have a broad interest in the role of social movements in planning approaches and outcomes.

 In this stream students can emphasize either a domestic or international focus.  Graduates from this stream can find work with community-based organizations (CDCs), government agencies interacting with community organizations, labor unions, and private sector organizations with community planning interests.

 Course Requirements:

Urbanization/  Requirement (required)
242 Poverty and Inequality

CEDH Area Core (required)
283  Community Research and Organizing

Other Required Courses (both required)
271  Community Economic Development
237A  Sectoral Analysis

Electives (choose one or more from core and two from either of two areas)

Core
M206A  Introduction to GIS (PP M224A)
**245 Urban Public Finance
M288  Leadership, Development & Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (PP M228, SW M241E)
**229 Professional Development Intensive: Proposals, Project Management, & Evaluation

Housing
235AB   Urbanization in Developing Countries
*261 Land Use Planning:  Processes, Critiques, and Innovations
*M270   Homelessness: Housing & Social Service Issues (SW M206A
M272   Real Estate Development and Finance (A/UD M272)
*294    Housing in Developing Countries: Policy Objectives and Options

Economic Development
CM137/C237C  The Southern California Regional Economy (Lbr & Wkplc M180)
*219  Special Topics in CDBE:  The Informal City: Research and Regulation

219 Labor and Economic Development
*234A  Development Theory
**M234C Resource Based Development
M236A Theories of Regional Economic Development (PP M240)
M257 Transportation and Economic Outcomes
278  Urban Labor Markets and Public Policy

Other Electives
C184/C284  Looking at L.A.
273   Site Planning
274    Introduction to Physical Planning
*237B  Urban and Regional Economic Development Applications
*244   Urban Poverty and Planning
M275  Introduction to Housing and Community Development Policies (Same PP M243; SW M290U
280  Affordable Housing Development
**285   Women and Community Development: Great Gender Debates
**M287  Nonprofit Sector, State, and Civil Society (PP M227, SW M290S)

*Courses not offered 13-14.
**Courses not offered regularly.

 

Sample CEDH Curriculum