Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: URBS 380. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Department is required.
Description: This course focuses on public infrastructure finance practices in Canada, with an emphasis on types of infrastructure of direct importance to urban planners: roads and bridges, public transit, water, sewerage and wastewater treatment. Public revenues including taxes, user charges, development charges, debt financing, as well as the use of public-private partnerships and intergovernmental transfer payments are examined with the aid of case studies. Specific projects and practices are compared and contrasted with those from other provinces or other countries.
- Students who have received credit for this topic under a URBS 498 number may not take this course for credit.