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ECON 2206 Real Estate and Urban Action (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Real Estate and Urban Action is a class in which students explore the interdisciplinary fields that are engaged in neighborhood revitalization. The course uses the transformation of the failed Columbia Point housing project (Dorchester, MA) into Harbor Point, a successful mixed income neighborhood, as a core teaching case study, highlighting how successful redevelopment addresses the social and economic needs of community residents. Classes include guest lectures from developers, public planning officials, and supportive services experts on the social, cultural, and political factors critical to transforming distressed neighborhoods into safe and economically viable neighborhoods. It is a practical course, in which students gain experience through field trips and interactions with real estate and supportive services professionals, culminating in a team neighborhood transformation proposal.


Instructor(s): Neil McCullagh

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: BSLW2206

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: 16-Feb-17