Urban Policy

Field Advisors: Professor Nancy Augustine and Professor Leah Brooks

Urban policy, although concerned with metropolitan areas broadly, focuses on conditions that historically have been most visible and ingrained in large cities, as well as, increasingly, the inner suburbs. This track focuses on problems of these areas and policies to address them, including inadequate fiscal capacity, poverty, unemployment, violent crime, homelessness, racial and ethnic tension, sprawl, inadequate transportation and congestion as well as other related concerns. With the permission of the field advisor, students may supplement these courses with other relevant courses in relevant disciplines.

Recommended Courses:

ECON 8358  Urban Economics
GEOG 6243  Urban Geography
PPPA 6015  Benefit-Cost Analysis*
PPPA 6042  Managing State and Local Government
PPPA 6043  Land Use Planning and Community Development
PPPA 6048  Financing State and Local Government
PPPA 6049  Urban and Regional Policy Analysis
PPPA 6065  Federalism and Public Policy
 PSC 8211  Urban Politics
 PSC 8212  Urban Policy Problems
 SOC 6248  Race and Urban Redevelopment
 SOC 6250  Urban Sociology

*If not taken as a core course (program evaluation or budgeting requirement).