Organizing Neighborhoods and Communities

Fall 2021
Evening and Weekend
Graduate Only
Class Size: 15
2 Credits per quarter
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This course will focus on processes and methods for change and development in neighborhoods: socially-defined and recognized subdivisions of cities and counties. We take the view that we can understand the social and economic processes that affect neighborhood life and that we can use collective action and public policy to alter neighborhoods and improve quality of life.

By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Critically evaluate arguments about processes of neighborhood change such as segregation, blight, and gentrification;
  • Organize collective action for neighborhood change;
  • Develop strategies for neighborhood revitalization.

This course will be delivered remotely. The offering will include lectures, workshops, and seminars. Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous (Zoom) sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.


Fall 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

GR (2): 10304

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Time Offered
Evening and Weekend
Advertised Schedule

Fri Oct 8, 6 - 10p, Sat - Sun Oct 9 - 10, 9a - 5p

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