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URP 594 – Real Estate and Urban Development


This course examines the role of real estate in the formation of cities and regions drawing on research and concepts from urban and regional planning, political science, economics, geography, business, history, and other pertinent fields. The course looks at issues such as the historical emergence of real estate development, real estate growth "machines" and "regimes," real estate rent-seeking in the succession of land use, political economy theories of real estate abandonment and gentrification, the role of real estate in racial segregation, and the impact of globalization on real estate.


Mon, Wed 1:00-2:30pm  2222 A&AB


Lan Deng


Course Brief

Plan Your Future
Housing, Community, and Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Physical Planning and Design
Transportation Planning
Global and Comparative Planning