Inner-City & Suburban Revitalization

Workshop Description

June 7 | 6PM—10PM & June 10 | 9AM—5PM

This course will familiarize students with the essential knowledge and skills needed to engage in the planning and implementation of inner-city and suburban revitalization efforts. Students will receive a broad overview of the theories and realities of community decline and redevelopment.

This course intends to accomplish several major objectives:

  • To offer students an understanding of the evolution of US economic development policy; - To expose students to a variety of current revitalization strategies, including both place-based and people-based approaches;
  • To introduce students to the kinds of institutions and organizations that promote economic development, including government, community-based organizations, foundations, public-private business attraction agencies, universities, job training agencies, and small business lenders;
  • To provide students with a sense of the market and political opportunities and obstacles that economic development practitioners face, and
  • To instruct students on techniques for involving residents, local business owners, elected officials, and other vital stakeholders in efforts to improve their communities.

Instructor Biography

Dr. Ralph Rosado

Dr. Rosado was part of a team that secured one of the inaugural Citi Bank Partners in Progress nationwide grants. The grant intends to fund the development of a revitalization strategy for the 79th Street corridor in Miami-Dade’s Liberty City neighborhood. As part of the course, students will be asked to consider how the redevelopment strategies discussed can be employed in a city or neighborhood of their choosing.

Registration closed. Please contact janegron@fiu.edu.