Skills in written reporting, professional briefings and social media for public administrators; effective engagement for stakeholders and constituencies; research, analysis and reporting on current policy or management cases
The application of decision analysis principles necessary for determining priorities for uses of strategic human, facility and financial resources in healthcare organizations; analytic and consulting skills; case studies.
Performance improvement methods and principles in health care; how Lean, Six-Sigma, and Human Centered Design (HCD) methodologies are applied to health care organizations to improve quality and efficiency.
Theories and methods of how to develop original data about, analyze, and produce visualizations of urban space; conventional conceptualization and representations of cities and urban spatial data. Recommended preparation: PPD 631 or other GIS coursework.
Fundamentals of climate, sustainability and environmental planning from an urban planning and policy perspective; planning for climate and hazard risks; environmental equity and justice issues; environmental planning practices, policies and tools.
Accounting and financial management principles and practices in nonprofit organizations: budgeting financial analysis, internal controls, financial policies, grant making and financial reporting. Duplicates credit in PPD 541.
Analytical foundation for design of institutions and policies; environmental policy; welfare economics and market failure; policy evaluation; economic policy instruments; climate change policy issues; other policy issues.
Analyze theoretical forces leading to agglomeration in cities and evidence that supporting these mechanisms empirically. Topics: sorting within and across cities, transportation, housing regulation, segregation and inequality, environmental justice.
Crosslist: This course is offered by the ECON department but may qualify for major credit in PPDE. To register, enroll in ECON 687.