School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Financing Cities in the Global EconomyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101315.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit version will commence from Spring 2010. Financing the large amounts of physical infrastructure required to keep cities running and growing at a time when many governments, who have been the traditional providers of this infrastructure, face financial constraints is a key challenge for urban managers. In order to be able to enter into the debate about financing cities it is important to develop a basic financial literacy and to understand the framework of public finance in Australia and elsewhere. This course undertakes both these tasks as well as providing a rigorous introduction to public private partnerships (PPPs) - seen by many as a key source of infrastructure financing. Lastly, the course undertakes a detailed case study in the economics of development which enables participants to practice their financial skills in a familiar urban context.

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