Teaching Fiscal Dimensions of Planning The effects of planning and development decisions on the fiscal health of local government
How do planning and development decisions affect the overall fiscal health of a local government? How does the fiscal condition of a local government constrain planners' proposals for the development of a city? As metropolitan areas experience growth or decline, the overall fiscal health of a local government has become a major issue. Although planners are not directly involved in the local government budget process, the potential interactions among planning decisions and fiscal policies are complex and many. These questions and issues lie at the core of the set activities that constitute the Teaching Fiscal Dimensions of Planning project. The site includes explanatory texts, case studies, and exercises to help understand the fiscal dimensions of planning and develop skills to more rigorously project and evaluate the fiscal dimensions of planning. The activities of the Teaching Fiscal Dimensions of Planning project, begun in 2005, include both research and training.