Strategies for Change: Springfield and the Transformation of Urban America

This course examined Springfield as both a microcosm of challenges facing older industrial U.S. cities and a rich array of community change efforts that engage diverse issues and social actors. Students explored strategies for change through field trips, presentations by Springfield community leaders, written assignments, and readings grounded in an empirical analysis of changing cultural, economic and political conditions. This course was taught Fall 2013, and may be offered in future years.

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PUBP&ADM597S--Strategies for Change: Springfield and the Transformation of Urban America

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September 1, 2013 to December 13, 2013


United States

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Fred Rose

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Susan Newton

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College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Public Policy & Administration Program

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