- Teacher: Elisabeth Hamin
- Teacher: Mark Hamin
This class explores community economic development at the community scale from a practitioner’s perspective, within the context of social equity, a diverse and pluralistic society, and the natural and built environment. We define sustainability as a harmonic balance of Economy, Environment, and Equity that can be maintained indefinitely. No community can be sustainable if the economy is weak, in a downward spiral, not advancing the needs of underserved populations, and not balanced with other aspects of sustainability and resilience.
Cities provide unparalleled opportunities for wealth creation and upward mobility, but for many residents, especially low and moderate income and disadvantaged residents, the likelihood of upward mobility is slim. We will pay special attention to diversity, institutional racism, and economic development in downtowns, post-industrial cities, and under-invested communities. (Gen. Ed. SB)
- Teacher: Wayne Feiden
- Teacher: Euripedes De Oliveira