11.401 Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development

As taught in: Fall 2004

A black and white photo of an apartment building from a basketball court.

Langston Terrace Dwellings in northeast Washington. (Image courtesy of La Tonya Green.)




Prof. J. Phillip Thompson

Course Features

Course Description

This class explores how public policy and private markets affect housing, economic development, and the local economy. It provides an overview of techniques and specified programs, policies, and strategies that are (and have been) directed at neighborhood development. It gives students an opportunity to reflect on their personal sense of the housing and community development process. And it emphasizes the institutional context within which public and private actions are undertaken.