Planning for Prosperity
in the "New Normal" Economy:
Understanding Changes in Private Finance, Sectoral Restructuring, and the Role of Human Capital
November 6-7, 2009
Renaissance Stanford Court
905 California Street — Nob Hill
The recent credit and financial crisis is transforming the planning and economic development landscape, even as the U.S. economy continues to undergo significant structural change in the face of rising global competition.
Participants in this Planners Training Service workshop will take away:
- an understanding of the current state of private capital, including how the now infamous "shadow" finance system works and is affecting local development outcomes and options; and
- perspective on current national and international economic and financial trends and their implications for the long-run prosperity of U.S. cities and regions.
Learn what communities can do to address the credit crunch and plan effectively for local economic development in a globalizing economy.
This workshop will feature a guest lecture by Karen Chapple, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
November 6, 2009
8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Working Lunch (provided by APA)
1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
November 7, 2009
7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
You'll learn about:
- Global and national economic trends and their implications for U.S. cities and regions
- Causes of the credit crunch and emerging trends in development financing
- Data-driven planning for economic development
- Issues in managing project portfolios in a credit-scarce environment
- Ways to identify and build on your regional competitive advantage
- The implications of federal financial regulatory reform for local economic development
Edward J. Feser is a professor and head of the Department of Urban & Regional Planning and a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the forces influencing the growth, decline, economic adjustment, and industrial restructuring of cities and regions. Feser works closely with state and local governments on issues related to his research and acts regularly as a consultant to the corporate sector, government, nonprofit development agencies, and economic development planning firms.
Ronald W. Coan is a senior fellow at the Council for Community Economic Research and a specialist on local economic development finance, policy, and politics. He has nearly 20 years of experience as CEO of two large metropolitan economic development corporations and as chair of programs in urban studies and public administration at various colleges. During his career, Coan closed in excess of $5 billion in bond issuances, established a $12 million venture capital fund, and oversaw more than 1,500 loans to private firms.
Certification Maintenance (CM)
The PTS workshops are approved for certification maintenance credits: CM | 14
NOTE: The workshop agenda provided here is for informational purposes only. The agenda is tentative and subject to change at any time prior to the actual workshop. Finalized workshop agendas will be provided (electronically) only to workshop registrants after registration has closed.