Financial Aspects of Planning

Online

Gain an understanding of how planning decisions impact the economic feasibility of a proposed project for the public agency and developer.  Learn how money flows into a governmental agency, what they can or can’t do to increase that flow and how debt fits into the whole equation.

Topics in this course include:

  • Fiscal impact analysis and its importance
  • Local government revenues
  • Public debt and its alternatives
  • Fiscal and financial analysis and how they fit into the planning process
  • A developer's perspective of how planning decisions affect the bottom line 
  • The balance between the goals and objectives of public and private-sector participants

Approximately 20 hours of study and full attendance to all course meetings are required. 

Academic Units
4
Section Number
222LEP102
Instruction Method
Online class

Association Credits

American Planning Assoc (AICP)
28.00 AICP hours
State Bar of California (MCLE)
28.00 MCLE hours

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to real-time lecture/Q&A sessions with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

This course is open November 1 – December 2, with live sessions on November 4, November 9, November 18, December 1 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST. 

Attendance of live sessions is mandatory to receive credit for this course.

We allow registration through noon on the first day of the course. We cannot extend course access beyond 11:59 PM on 12/2, so students pursuing a late enrollment acknowledge that they will have less time to complete the materials. Please contact the course representative with any questions.

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.

Discounts

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.