This specialization aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of urban infrastructure finance within the context of public finance and public private partnerships. The module focuses on capital finance and expenditure management of complex urban infrastructure programs.
The MSc in Urban Management and Development: FInancing Urban Infrastructure combines lectures, seminars, group work, field visits and presentations. Participants will conduct research and write their thesis – non-compulsory in their home country - within the 'Managing Urban Governance' specialization.
At the end of the course participants will be able to discuss, analyze and assess aspects of local government reform essential to good urban governance.
The Financing Urban Infrastructure specialization is part of the the MSc Urban Management and Development program. Besides this specialization IHS offers a range of other related courses such as the Housing Development Strategies course.
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Students who would like to register for the Financing Urban Infrastructure specialization will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at IHS.
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The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international centre of excellence of the School of Economics (ESE) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. IHS operates on a global scale by offering postgraduate education, training, advisory services and applied research.
IHS was selected as the winner for the 2007 UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award for leading the way as a global center of excellence and knowledge through its high quality training programmes in housing, urban management and urban environmental management and planning.
In 2008 IHS celebrated its 50th anniversary of assisting countries, cities and institutions to find suitable approaches to housing and sustainable urban development, and strengthen their capacity to implement them.
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
At least 1 year of work experience.
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