Metropolitan Developmental Studies

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HHS 391
An historical analysis of post World War II suburban-urban growth policies. Examines the successes and failures of developmental proposals, especially social and environmental implications of Federal Housing Administrative incentives: de-facto segregation, commercial-residential sprawl; Smart Growth; New Urbanism and other high density concepts. Urban redevelopment policies, include brownfield, waterfront sites and the public provision of cultural and tourism infrastructure; incentives to promote gentrification; historic preservation; mixed income/community feasibility; and economic development policies, such as business improvement, tax abatements, enterprise zones and transit villages.
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