An introduction to policymaking in American cities, focusing on economic, demographic, institutional, and political settings. It examines economic development and job growth in the context of metropolitan regions and the emerging “new economy” and addresses federal, state, and local government strategies for expanding community economic development and affordable housing opportunities. Of special concern is the continuing spatial and racial isolation of low-income populations, especially minority populations, in central-city neighborhoods and how suburbanization of employment, reduction in low-skilled jobs, and racial discrimination combine to limit housing and employment opportunities. During the semester, students will complete two brief policy memoranda and a take-home examination consisting of three short essays. Also offered as KSG SUP-600
This course will meet for the first time on Tuesday, August 30th at 11:45 AM in Littauer 332.
The course will then meet regularly from 11:56 AM – 1PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Littauer 332.
Jointly Offered Course: HKS SUP-600