Columbia University in the City of New York
Columbia University School of General Studies

URBS V3550x or y Community Building and Economic Development 4 pts. Prerequisites: Must attend first class for instructor permission. Preference to Urban Studies majors. Community building has emerged as an important approach to creating an economic base, reducing poverty and improving the quality of life in urban neighborhoods. In this course, students examine the methods, strategies, and impact of community building on the economic, social, and political development of urban neighborhoods.