Tulane University School of Architecture Launches Degree in Sustainable Real Estate Development

September 7, 2010

Kathryn Hobgood Ray
Phone: 504-865-5229

The Tulane University School of Architecture has launched a new master’s degree program in Sustainable Real Estate Development that will prepare students from diverse fields to explore the redevelopment of cities. Program coursework will draw from fields of business, architectural design and city planning, and will use New Orleans’ post-Katrina recovery as a laboratory of lessons for other communities.

Applications to the graduate program are being accepted now until February 1, 2011, with classes set to begin in June 2011.

“New Orleans and Tulane are at the forefront of the sustainable development movement,” said Alexandra Stroud, director of the program.  “As American cities benefit from reinvestment, revitalization and innovative development strategies, New Orleans provides extraordinary case studies in the post-Katrina era.”

The program will also use case study examples across the United States to examine the power of public-private partnerships and innovative financing strategies in sustainable real estate development.

Stroud says that the program aspires to place its graduates in real estate development and related firms and will work proactively to identify and build opportunities for graduates to work in for-profit and non-profit business settings that produce innovative strategies for sustainable change in communities. For more information about the program, contact Stroud at

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