URBS UN3530 Urban Development: A Rubik's Cube of Policy Choices. 4 points.
Prerequisites: Must attend first class for instructor permission. Preference to Urban Studies majors. Only 16 admitted.
Using case studies, examines the rationale for urban development, the players involved and how decisions are made about the distribution of public and private resources. Studies the specific components of the development process and the myriad policy questions that large-scale development is meant to address. Examines the disconnect among stakeholders' objectives - the developer, the financial institution that pays for the project, the government and the community.