Additional Opportunities in Social and Community Planning:
Cities and towns worldwide are experiencing housing crises that range from severe affordability problems, insecure and informal land tenure, homelessness, social inequities, and low housing quality. Segregation and patterns of exclusion have consigned many persons to sub-standard or insecure housing. Students in this concentration will learn to analyze these problems through a lens of social justice while becoming skilled in market fundamentals. This concentration will train leaders who can span from the private to the public sector, and who will lead by using an understanding of the role of markets, market failures, and historic patterns of power and inequity to develop housing solutions. Students in this concentration will be trained to take positions with private developers, policy positions at all levels of government, and positions with affordable housing providers, and advocacy groups.
Suggested courses for students selecting this concentration include:
Concentration Methodology Course: