This course examines theories, concepts, and practices of housing and community development. An emphasis is placed on: neighborhood planning, housing policy, public participation, race relations, and urban social institutions in contemporary cities. Course content and activities include: readings, lectures, discussions, and fieldwork. 
This is an urban planning skills building course. It introduces students to literature, case studies, and applied exercises focusing on planning skills relevant to negotiations, public participation, and community organizing. The course emphasized how these skills can be incorporated into an equity planning framework to empowerment disenfranchised communities and promote social justice. 

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