Concentration in Urban Development and Social Change, Clark University

Concentration in Urban Development and Social Change

Address the challenges of urban environments

Urbanization will undoubtedly continue to be one of the key forces influencing life in the 21st century. More than three-quarters of the U.S. population is currently classified as urban, suggesting that in many ways understanding contemporary America requires understanding cities—the broad patterns and notable variations in their growth, decline, and in some cases, revitalization.

As a student in the urban development and social change (UDSC) concentration, you will learn about the historical, social, economic and political factors that have shaped U.S. cities, and how cities have, in turn, affected the lives of their inhabitants. You will become familiar with the key concepts and methodological tools used to explore and analyze urban phenomena while focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on cities in the United States.