Urban Land Development

College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Description

The purpose of this program is to bring together the private (decision making) and public (policy) aspects of real estate development and to help students develop skills related to land development in metropolitan areas. The program is interdisciplinary and covers all major aspects of the development process including design, feasibility analysis, land use regulation, market and location analysis, and negotiation. Thus, graduates from the program would bridge the gap between

  1. professional training in fields such as city planning and public policy and
  2. business administration. 

Graduates from the new program should be able to understand the constraints and incentives faced by both the private and public sectors when making land use recommendations and decisions.

Degree Program

MS in Urban Land Development

Contact Information

Robert Wassmer, Director
Tahoe Hall 3037
(916) 278-6304