Introduction to Housing

Urban Planning

Fall 2012

Jeffrey Lowe, instructor

This course addressed many of the housing issues that have vexed Planners and policy makers for decades. This course provided students with the analytical skills to address fundamental questions: Why is there a shortage of affordable housing? Should everyone be guaranteed a right to decent housing? When, if ever, should the government intervene in the provision of housing? In addition, students learned to take advantage of the plethora of housing data available to be able to assess housing market conditions in a particular locality. With these skills students became better prepared to formulate effective housing policies.