END 406 / URP 606 - Housing, Community Development, Neighborhood Planning

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This course applies a critical framework to the examination of housing and community development systems in the US, focusing on historic patterns of discrimination and societal inequality that have been reinforced and perpetuated through urban social institutions. 

A substantial portion of the semester focuses on how institutions shape: housing systems, public schools, and mega-projects. 


Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.