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:

GEOG 6243  Urban Geography
GEOG 6244  Urban Sustainability
GEOG 6304  Geographic Information Systems I
HIST 6001  Urban History
PPPA 6015  Benefit-Cost Analysis*
PPPA 6043  Land Use Planning and Community Development
PPPA 6048  Financing State and Local Government
PPPA 6049  Urban and Regional Policy Analysis
PPPA 6062  Community Development Policy & Management
PPPA 6065  Federalism and Public Policy
PSUS 6212  Sustainable Communities I: Housing and Design
PSUS 6218  Real Estate Economics
 SOC 6245  Race Relations
 SOC 6248  Race and Urban Redevelopment
 SOC 6250  Urban Sociology
Any relevant Geography course by request.

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