Urban and Regional Planning

Term: Fall 2024
Section: 1
Class Number: 20018
Credits: 2-3
Required: Yes
Elective: No
Course Brief

/ URP 510

Fiscal Planning and Management

This course is designed to provide urban planners and related professionals with the methods of public financial management and analysis used in urban planning and public policy contexts. The course includes topics such as: fiscal planning and management systems, local revenue instruments, budgeting, capital improvement plan, debt financing, fiscal impact analysis, business improvement district, and public investment analysis. The course requires lecture and seminar sessions, independent reading, a short paper and problem sets. The focus is on the practical and professional rather than the theoretical aspects of fiscal planning. The first part of the course is a two-credit module required of students for the master’s of urban planning degree. The last part of the course continues with applications of the theories and principles learned in the first part of the course. Students are assumed to have a basic understanding of microeconomics.


Tue, Thu 1:00-2:30pm  2108 A&AB


Lan Deng