Urban Redevelopment, Certificate

The Urban Redevelopment Certificate is for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of and expertise in the physical, economic, and neighborhood redevelopment of central cities and older suburban communities. 


A total of 5 course units are required to complete the Certificate program. 

Required Courses 1
Select 5 course units from the following: 5
Introduction to Housing, Community and Economic Development
Introduction to Property Development
Downtown Development
Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Why, How, and When
Leading Nonprofits
Financial Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Preservation Through Public Policy
Preservation Economics
Urban Fiscal Policy 2
Total Course Units5

At least one course unit must be from Fels (GAFL) and one course unit from Wharton (REAL). City Planning students in the PPD or CED concentrations may apply no more than one course from their area of concentration toward the Certificate. 

Substitutions must be approved in writing by the Director and submitted to the Weitzman School of Design Office of Student Services.


 REAL 7300 has pre-requisite requirements. Students enrolled in the Urban Redevelopment Certificate must follow Wharton's policies and procedures regarding pre-requisite requirements and course registration. Urban Redevelopment students are not guaranteed seats in these courses and must work directly with Wharton to enroll.


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.