USC Price School of Public Policy

Local Economic Development

MPL Concentrations

Economic Development is the basis for a prosperous community development. Job creation and the development of service or employment sites are the core of economic development. At a higher geographical scale, development of regional economies provides a focus for planning in an international context.

Suggested courses for students selecting this concentration include:

  • Seminar in Urban Development (PPD 622)
  • Local Economic Development: Theory and Finance (PPD 624)
  • Public/Private and Mixed Enterprises Planning (PPD 626)
  • Real Estate Practice and Principles (RED 510)
  • Foundations of Real Estate Analysis (RED 511)
  • Real Estate Project Analysis (RED 512)
    (Note: RED 510, RED 511 and RED 512 are requirements for the USC Certificate in Real Estate Development.)

Gateway Course:

  • Introduction to Community and Economic Development (PPD 639)

Concentration Methodology Course:

  • Planning and Economic Development Finance (PPD 625)