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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Housing and Community Development

Faculty and students visiting Boston area communities

Of the many challenges facing today's urban areas, providing adequate, affordable housing and fostering healthy and equitable community and economic development are among the most complicated and acute. Sprawled development, gentrification and displacement, urban disinvestment, and the legacy of racialized policies and planning practices have contributed to greater segregation, fewer wealth building opportunities, frayed social relationships, and decreased community engagement in many places. UEP students can pursue interests in housing and community development through courses, field projects, thesis topics, and internships with community partners. These offer opportunities to learn about the interplay of social, economic, and political factors and their relationships to land-use, urban design, transportation policy, environmental justice, and community health.

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Featured Classes

Course Course Title Instructor
UEP 0271-01 Community Economic Development Barringer
UEP 0294-18 Jobs That Work Goldman
UEP 0113-01/0213-01 Housing Policy Greenstein
UEP 0261-01 Community Development, Planning, and Politics Hoyt
UEP 0293-02 Community Practice Loh
UEP 0294-24 Housing and Inequality Shamsuddin
UEP 0294-24 Housing, Neighborhoods, and Schools Shamsuddin

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Field Project & Thesis Examples