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Urban Environment

Students in this concentration, whether studying policy, humanities, or sciences, focus on urban areas. They may study urban brownfield remediation, urban education, community redevelopment or government administration. These students select their courses from MES courses, the Urban Studies Program, and City and Regional Planning.  Graduates may work in municipal government or in urban institutions.

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Typical Courses from the MES program

Typical Courses from Other Schools at Penn

Urban Studies Program

  • URBS 404 - Philanthropy and the City
  • URBS 416 - Metropolitan Food Systems
  • URBS 451 - Politics of Housing & Community Development
  • URBS452 - Community Economic Development
  • URBS 454 - City Limits: The Impact of Urban Policy

School of Design

  • CPLN 631 - Techniques of Urban Economic Development
  • CPLN 655 - Land Use and Transportation Planning
  • CPLN 671 - Sustainable Development in Cities and Regions
  • CPLN 725 - Innovations in Growth Management

Wharton School

  • LGST 806 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • REAL 730 - Urban Fiscal Policy
  • REAL 772 - Urban Public Policy and Private Development

School of Social Work and Social Policy

  • SWRK 730 - Community Mapping

Fels Institute of Government

  • GAFL 532 - Big City Politics: How to Pass Municipal Legislation
  • GAFL 569 - Politics of Housing & Urban Development

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