Course: URBS 416. Urban Housing (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing or instructor consent. This course is designed to help students explore the complexity of housing and housing-related issues from a planning perspective. Students will develop a basic understanding of the housing market, its relationship to community development and its importance to communities and the U.S. economy. A wide variety of topics will be discussed, including the use and meaning of housing, the development of federal, state and local housing policy, the changing dynamics of housing policy, the housing market, housing finance, the challenge of providing affordable housing and the relationship of housing to community development/neighborhood transformation. Considerable emphasis will be placed on housing issues in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Class time will be devoted to lectures, guest lectures, class discussions and group discussions. Available for graduate credit.