Community revitalization requires mastery of community development methods, the real estate development process, and public-private partnerships. Techniques include demographic trend analysis, stakeholder identification, government entitlement review, area and parcel analysis, market research, and pro forma financial analysis. Techniques will be reinforced by assisting North Carolina communities with actual revitalization projects. Community revitalization work is interdisciplinary in nature, requiring teams of professionals with backgrounds in business, finance, law, planning, and public administration, among others. Therefore, graduate and professional students from varied backgrounds are welcomed in this course.

Cross listed: PUBA 734