UN-Habitat and New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management are organising a five-day course for city leaders to develop skills and exposure to best practices in metropolitan finance and policy making in municipalities, metropolis, and megacities.

The course, which will be in the form of interactive lectures and project-oriented workshops, will run from 15 July to 19 July 2019 at New York University (NY, USA).

The course aims to provide an overview of various aspects of metropolitan economy and finance. It will foster conversations between mayors, senior technical officers, finance officials, and urban planning experts on how to design, finance, and implement projects to effectively manage urban growth and act in a new metropolitan scale.

The goal of the course is to guide participants in integrating different approaches and best practices of urban metropolitan economy and finance into policy design applicable to their specific contexts. As a result of the course, participants will have not only learned about the state of the arts from the spearheading specialists in the fields, but will also have interacted with other city leaders and experts, and will have had the opportunity to work on a project for their own jurisdiction, receiving feedback from experienced practitioners and their peers for more effective design and implementation.

The closing date for applications is 10 June 2019. More information and application forms can be found below. Please see Course Information for any updates on the course.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting participants on a wide geographical basis, as well as maintaining gender balance.

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