Course Description:

This course focuses on the economics and policy of sustainable urban development. The course introduces students to theoretical and practical perspectives useful for community development, coalition building, environmental politics, local government leadership, sustainable development and urban development, with students being exposed to literature from economic development, policy design, sustainable development and urban planning to deepen their theoretical knowledge. This course also covers master planning, strategic planning, sustainable development, policy process and evaluation, civic education and leadership and citizen participation in government. It explores global issues in the context of the urban community. In addition to the course lecturers, class guest speakers will be used to build dialogue with community planning leaders and to provide translation from theory to practice. The course is designed for mid-level to advanced-level practitioners of public administration. (4 Units)





Joseph Kott, PhD