11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development

Fall 2004

Langston Terrace.
Langston Terrace Dwellings in northeast Washington. (Image courtesy of La Tonya Green.)

Course Highlights

This course features the handouts from the class in the lecture notes section, a description of the assignments, and a set of related resources for the class.

Course Description

This class 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 sense of the housing and community development process. And it emphasizes the institutional context within which public and private actions are undertaken.
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Prof. J. Phillip Thompson

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session