Webinar - Investing in Infrastructure is Critical & Challenging: Creative Strategies That Help Close the Funding Gap

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    Webinar Recording
    Presented by: 
    John R. Bartle, PhD
    Dean and Professor
    College of Public Affairs and Community Service
    University of Nebraska at Omaha
    Can Chen, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Public Policy and Administration
    Florida International University 
    Contact hours: 1


    Meeting the infrastructure financing challenge has emerged as one of the most urgent issues facing the world. To bridge the funding gaps, all levels of governments have turned to creative ways offinancing public infrastructure investments. In this session, we describe the range of infrastructure financing mechanisms currently in use. Then we describe recent innovations in infrastructure financing in the U.S. and Canada, and illustrate these new options. We encourage the audience to share their innovations. We also engage the audience in discussing some of the challenges in implementing these new alternatives.


    After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
    1. Traditional practices in infrastructure finance. 
    2. Innovations in infrastructure funding such as new taxes and value capture. 
    3. New financing mechanisms including credit assistance and new bond and dept financing tools.
    4. New financial arrangements, such as public-private partnerships, philanthropic options, and investment funds.
    5. Limitations and challenges in implementing innovative infrastructure finance. 

    Presenter Bios

    John Bartle is Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and a Professor of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO). He has been at UNO since 1994, and has served as Dean of his College since 2011. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a Congressionally-chartered advisory group to the federal government. He is the author or editor of three books: Management Policies in Local Government Finance, Sustainable Development for Public Administration, and Evolving Theories of Public Budgeting. He worked in city and state government in Minnesota, and for state and national nonprofit research organizations on tax policy issues. For the last ten years, he has led an initiative that provides policy research to the Nebraska state legislature.

    Dr. Chen is an Assistant Professor of Public Budgeting and Finance who at Florida International University. He teaches MPA courses on public financial management and quantitative methods. He also performs research studies which focuses on developing sound capital planning and budgeting practices for public sectors, and promoting innovative, efficient, and effective infrastructure financing to support critical infrastructure that is sustainable in its financing and funding, use, performance, and maintenance. He has published many research and academic articles as well as chapters in books which has won several awards.

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  • Webinar 080218: Investing in Infrastructure is Critical & Challenging: Creative Strategies That Help Close the Funding Gap
    $190.00 USD
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