Available: Kansas City Area
- Are you interested in learning more about influences shaping economic
development and urban growth?
- Do you want to understand what factors contribute to the quality of life in urban
- Are you interested in learning more about public, private and not for profit sector
- Do you want to be more prepared for professional opportunities in urban
development, planning or public management?
If so, then the Professional Certificate in Urban Development may be for you! Earn
credit toward an Urban Development Professional Certificate or three credit hours
toward your M.P.A. Degree!
Park University's Hauptmann School of Public Affairs
, in conjunction with Mid-America
Regional Council, is proud to offer a three-credit hour
professional certificate program in urban development. Current Park M.P.A. students
can complete the courses, earning a professional certificate in the process, and apply
those credits toward their 36-hour M.P.A. degree. Community participants will receive a
certificate in Urban Development upon completing all three hours of course work.
The Professional Certificate Program is focused on the public/private urban development
agenda. Current local and national projects provide the lessons for the coursework.
Case study, speakers, and simulations are some of the methods employed to explain
the guiding principles of urban development. Readings highlight significant technical and
historical perspectives. The heart of the program, though, is discussion and direct
contact with professionals active in urban development - Urban developers, public
officials, design professionals, lawyers, planners and community members. More than
"how to," the curriculum is designed to present the right questions for consideration.
These sessions are designed to balance the philosophical with the practical application
of urban development. The successful candidate emerges with a balanced perspective
of the integration of public, private, and non-profit trends that direct urban growth.