11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development


Class Info

Provides a critical introduction to the shape and determinants of political, social, and economic inequality in America. Explores the role of the city in visions of justice. Analyzes the historical, political, and institutional contexts of housing and community development policy in the U.S., including federalism, municipal fragmentation, and decentralized public financing. Reviews major themes in U.S. housing policy, such as private housing finance, public housing policy, state and local housing affordability mechanisms. Reviews major themes in community economic development, including drivers of economic inequality, small business policy, employment policy, and cooperative economics.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.401 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Steil.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 9-451.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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