Urban Economic Development

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Urban Economic Development

Spring 2019

Taught By: Rachel Meltzer

Section: A

CRN: 6643

Credits: 3

Cities are complex hubs of economic and social activity, conducive to efficient means of production. They also present challenging circumstances of inequity, segregation and political controversy. In this class we begin with a formal introduction to the economics and fiscal operations of cities and the theoretical foundations for urban development. We explore approaches to urban economic development, such as people- versus place-based strategies, and grapple with their implications for economic wellbeing and equity. The lens for the class is multi-disciplinary, drawing on insights from local public finance, land use, housing, workforce and small-business development, urban politics and urban planning. The class provides students with a survey of the classic and contemporary literature and casework on local economic development policies, as well as technical knowledge to design and administer actual projects and programs. Content will be drawn from actual cases of urban economic development scenarios (both domestically and globally), presentations from practitioners, and local field trips.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:41pm 6/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 417

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019