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LAW 0699: Economic and Community Development: Laws and Policies
Spring 2022 • Section 51 • CRN 45293

Course Description

Urban areas are key engines of regional and national growth. At the same time, they have emerged as disproportionate centers of poverty and inequality. This class will explore the history and context of community and economic development, with an emphasis on the economic revitalization of declining urban cores. This course is geared toward students interested in domestic economic development law, policy, and practice. The course will focus on Philadelphia and will touch on other cities. We will review case studies to understand the complex politics of urban economic development and students will critically reflect on the objectives and outcomes of local economic and community development efforts. Through reviewing landmark cases, statues, and regulatory policies, the class will highlight the impact that national, regional, and state economic forces have on cities.


Day/Time Location
M 6:00-7:50 PM Klein 6A

Course Details

  • Ilene Burak
Credit Hours

2 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

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