Inner-City & Suburban Revitalization
July 8 | 6PM—10PM & July 11 | 8:30AM—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.
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.