This seminar examines the creation and evolution of residential housing in the United States over the past century. Individual sessions are devoted to a critical and in-depth review of housing types and their development in both urban and suburban environments and to the exploration of the architectural, financial, legal, marketing, and social issues involved in the creation, management, and maintenance of housing. The seminar includes scheduled visits to specific examples of for-profit, nonprofit, and government-developed residential properties where students meet and speak with the designers and developers responsible for the building’s construction and management.