PPOL 4701 - 4 credits
|Dates:||December 7-11, 2015|
|Times:||9 am - 5 pm|
This course will provide a focused, hands-on perspective on the functioning of the modern American city and the policy options and responses to the challenges of contemporary city governance. Students will start with an historical introduction on the evolution of US cities in the 20th Century, including their rise, decline, and renaissance. The remainder of the week will consist of exclusive meetings with major stakeholders in the City of Denver, including political figures, policy-makers, business leaders, and non-profit organizations. In between meetings and tours, time will be set aside for class discussion. Students will gain a well-rounded perspective on the issues faced by modern American cities and what it takes for cities to achieve success, both economically and socially.
This course is designed for graduate students in Public Policy and related fields.