Schack Institute of Real Estate

Community and Civic Engagement in Real Estate Development

As a real estate developer, it is vital to recognize the ability to positively influence the social and economic factors shaping metropolitan economies and urban neighborhoods, particularly low-wealth, impoverished and minority communities. This course will provide students with an understanding of the various issues that low-income communities face and that developers must address when working in many urban neighborhoods, including the role of community institutions in economic development, education challenges, workforce development, metropolitan food systems, public health concerns, and financing economic development project in urban neighborhoods. The course will utilize a variety of case studies from New York and around the world in exploration of various models of successful real estate development projects that have had a positive impact on communities.
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