Innovative Governance in Large Urban Systems Class – East Lansing

Date: April 16, 2015
Location: Campus of MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

Contact: Contact Mary Beth Graebert for details, including class times and locations, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 517-355-3378.

The MSU Institute of Public Utilities, the MSU Land Policy Institute (LPI) and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are hosting a two-week Executive Master’s course on Innovative Governance in Large Urban Systems (IGLUS) in Detroit, East Lansing and Chicago, from April 13-24, 2015. Participants of this program include city managers, managers of urban infrastructures (e.g., public transport, energy, water and wastewater, waste management, parks and greens, emergency systems, airports and ports, public works, social housing, etc.), urban planners and other interested people (e.g., consultants). Several faculty members from Michigan State University, including LPI, as well as practitioners from Michigan’s large urban areas, will be participating in this program, leading presentations and dialoguing with the students. Those interested in attending this two-hour session and joining the discussion should contact Mary Beth Graebert (info above).

Topics for this class include:

  • Challenges of Managing Mega-Projects in Cities (Drs. Eva Kassens-Noor and Mark Wilson, MSU);
  • Municipal Finance Taxes and Transfers (Dr. Mark Skidmore, MSU);
  • Role of Local Businesses in Urban Development (Community Roundtable); and
  • Green Infrastructure Governance (Dr. Andrea Finger, EPFL).