Urban and Regional Planning

Term: Fall 2024
Section: 1
Class Number: 31728
Credits: 3
Required: No
Elective: Yes

/ URP 595

Public Private Partnerships – Financing Equitable Development

Public private partnerships are the method increasingly used to foster new development and promote revitalization. An array of policy, finance and regulatory structures have been put in place to create developments that serve a public purpose through incentivizing private actors. The course will explore the increasing shift to public incentives for private development and explore specific transactions which have created new ways of  tackling complicated projects. The course will survey innovative developments both nationally and internationally from a variety of angles. Investigating case studies from the perspective of the city agencies, developers, stakeholders, lenders, investors and foundations among others. Students will gain a multi-faceted knowledge of complex deals, learning the underwriting requirements, importance of public stakeholder engagements, working through complex public entitlement steps, and understanding  public financing sources.


Mon 5:30-8:30pm  2210 A&AB


Luke Bonner