Neighborhood Planning and Community Development Specialization
The Neighborhood Planning and Community Development Specialization prepares students to operate effectively in community settings where resources are often scarce and societies may be divided along race, class, gender, and ideological lines. It is mostly concerned with ending neighborhood inequality and spatial injustice by regenerating distressed neighborhoods and recreating urban regions along the lines of racial and social justice and socioeconomic equity. Courses provide skills and knowledge in neighborhood planning, urban management, public finance, community development, and grappling with the issues of race, class, and gender in the city. Center for Urban Studies. The specialization is the academic arm of the UB Center for Urban Studies.
Center for Urban Studies Director, Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr., serves as the director of the Neighborhood Planning and Community Development specialization.