URBANST Managing Local Governments
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Managing Local Governments
School of Humanities & Sciences
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Public Policy : Socio-economic factors play a significant role in an individual's access to justice. Students interested in a public interest career should consider taking 1 or more courses that consider the politics of development, whether in urban centers in the U.S. or in developing countries. This course focuses on practical strategies for local governments faced with providing public services in an environment of constrained revenues and increasing demand.
General course Description:
In-the-trenches approach. Issues in leading and managing local governments in an era of accelerating and discontinuous change. Focus is on practical strategies related to financing, public services impacted by increasing demand and revenue constraints, the politics of urban planning, private-public partnerships, public sector marketing, entrepreneurial problem solving, promoting a learning and risk-taking organizational culture, and developing careers in local government. Enrollment limited to 25; preference to Urban Studies majors.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law