2020 Professional Certificate in Municipal Finance – Phoenix

April 15, 2020 - April 17, 2020

Phoenix, AZ United States

Offered in English

Events in Detroit, Stockton, Flint, and Puerto Rico highlight the severe challenges related to fiscal systems that support public services and the continued stress they face given local governments’ shrinking revenue streams.

Whether you want to better understand public-private partnerships, debt and municipal securities, or leading land-based finance strategies to finance infrastructure projects, this Professional Certificate in Municipal Finance will give you the skills and insights you need as you advance your career in urban planning, real estate, or economic development.


Created by Harris Public Policy’s Center for Municipal Finance and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, this three-day program provides a thorough foundation in municipal finance with a focus on urban planning and economic development. This course will include modules on the following topics:

  • Urban Economics and Growth
  • Intergovernmental Fiscal Frameworks, Revenues, Budgeting
  • Capital Budgeting/Accounting and Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Debt/Municipal Securities
  • Land-Based Finance/Land Value Capture
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis

Participants will learn how to effectively apply tools of financial analysis to make strategic decisions and gain an improved understanding of the interplay among finance, urban economics, and public policy as it relates to urban planning and economic development.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate in Municipal Finance.

Who Should Attend

Urban planners who work in both the private and public sectors as well as individuals in the economic development, community development, and land development industries.


Nonprofit and public sector: $1,200
Private sector: $2,250

Space is limited.


April 15, 2020 - April 17, 2020
Application Period
December 20, 2019 - April 2, 2020
Course Type
In-Person Courses
11010 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite D-101
David C. Lincoln Conference Center
Phoenix, AZ United States
Number of Credits
Educational Credit Type
AICP CM credits
Related Links


Economic Development, Infrastructure, Land Use, Local Government, Municipal Fiscal Health, Planning, Property Taxation, Public Finance