The Urban and Regional Economic Development Policy Concentration provides students interested in Economic Development with concepts, knowledge, and tools to become effective practitioners or consultants in economic development at the local, regional, or state level. The concentration is also good preparation for work in foundation, state, or federal level programs intended to support economic development at the local or regional level.
Foundation courses in the concentration are 90‐743 Urban and Regional Economic Development, which provides a broad survey of the area; 90‐733 Urban Development, which provides a broad review of the redevelopment of American cities with a emphasis on financing development projects. These projects require numerous agreements multiple parties, thus negotiation is also a foundational course (94-800 Negotiation). Additional concentration courses include additional background/policy courses in urban settings, as well as courses related to entrepreneurship and business development, community development, real estate, and strategy. The curriculum emphasizes development in the U.S. context. Students interested in international development may want to consider the International Trade and Development concentration.
Students concentrating in this area are recommended to complete at least 48 units of coursework from the following list of courses offered at the College. See the course catalog for descriptions.
90-733 Urban Development
90-743 Urban and Regional Economic Development
Additional Concentration Courses
90-734 Urban Policy
90-744 Public Expenditure Analysis
90-756 Technology and Economic Growth
90-765 Cities, Technology, and the Environment
90-789 Sustainable Community Development
94-810 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
94-811 Strategy Development
48-752 Real Estate Design & Development
45-885 Designing and Leading a Business
Additional Related Courses
These courses do not count against the concentration, but may serve as complementary electives.
90-733 Methods of Policy Analysis
90-737 Budgeting & Management Control Systems
90-747 Cost-Benefit Analysis
90-749 The Global Economy: A User's Guide
90-751 Advanced Negotiation
90-754 Engineering Public Policy Change
90-776 The Global Financial System: Growth, Crisis, and Opportunity
90-811 Foundations of Social Innovation and Enterprise
90-823 Program Evaluation
90-840 Legislative Policymaking
90-842 Public Policy Implementation
91-855 Financial Management
90-860 Policy in a Global Economy
91-877 Nonprofit Marketing
94-802 Geographic Information Systems
94-813 Project Management
For more related courses across campus, see the link to the left.