Applied Housing Research Initiative

School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Courses

USP 475: Affordable Housing Development (Spring 2020) Tuesdays 4-6:45pm, Main Campus (Prof. Ayse Pamuk and Kristy Wang, SPUR)

This is a new introductory course on affordable housing development. The main objective of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the nuts and bolts of affordable housing development in the United States with a focus on California and San Francisco. The course format will be lecture and discussion (with an online hybrid component on iLearn).  The innovative feature of the course is the intensive engagement of practitioners active in the housing field in the Bay Area as guest speakers in delivering the content.  There will be class activities and ample opportunities for discussion.  There will be one field trip to a local housing development project and final group presentations at SPUR.

USP 580: Housing Policy & Planning (Fall 2019) Tuesdays 9:30-10:45am, Main Campus (Prof. Ayse Pamuk) (winter 2020 session, online)

This is an introductory undergraduate-level course to housing policy and planning in the United States.  The objectives of the course are to provide students with an understanding of how housing markets function, how government and community-based institutions affect housing outcomes, and explore designing housing policies that are consistent with community-based and sustainable community principles.

PA 783: Urban Housing Policy (Fall 2019) Thursdays 6-8:45pm, Downtown Campus (Prof. Ayse Pamuk)

This is an introductory graduate-level course on urban housing policy in the United States.  The objectives of the course are to provide students with an understanding of how housing markets function, how government and community-based institutions affect housing outcomes, and to explore designing housing policies that are consistent with community-based and sustainable community principles.

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