Doing The Public's Business

Fall 2013 quarter

Taught by

political economy, community development and planning

This course explores how public programs, projects and services are conceived, approved, funded and financed; using case studies about environmental, infrastructure and affordable housing projects and activities. Students will learn about how resource allocation decisions are made, how public value is determined and how levels of government work with and sometimes against each other as they take action to meet public needs. Course is intended for MPA or MES students and upper division undergraduates.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: Nov 15-17, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 2 (Fall)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 15


Course Reference Number

(2 GR credits): 10331

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