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.
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).