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BSLW 1181 Real Estate and Urban Action (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The course explores both the art and science of neighborhood transformation. What social, cultural, political, real estate development, market, design, financing, property management, and supportive service factors are most critical to successfully transforming neighborhoods? The course examines both local and national formerly distressed public housing projects that have been successfully transformed into successful mixed-income and mixed-use communities. There are two field trips during the semester. The course concludes with a challenging, fun, hands-on project that results in an excellent demonstration of the knowledge skills and experience developed throughout the course.


Instructor(s): Neil McCullagh

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: The only prerequisite is an interest in any facet of real estate and urban action. Given the multidisciplinary tasks required to create viable communities, students from all schools at Boston College are welcomed to participate.


Last Updated: 11-Mar-16