Three major trends are impacting infrastructure development and large-scale property investment across the globe: rural migration into overcrowded cities; scarcity of energy, clean water, clean air, and land; and deterioration of public finance. At the intersection of these challenges lie major opportunities for the private sector to contribute to—and profit from—the emergence of new urban areas around the world. This program explores the key components of competitive cities in emerging markets, while examining how to optimize large-scale infrastructure and property solutions and expand businesses that profit from resource efficiency.
Immense opportunities exist for business, planning, and finance as the pace of change and the stress on resources accelerate in today's growing cities—while the need for private finance also expands. This new program presents the frameworks for understanding and capitalizing on the pressures, disruptions, and opportunities that are fueled by rapid urbanization, resource scarcity, and challenged public finance.
Through recent case studies and the latest research, this program prepares you to develop business models for the private provision of public infrastructure. You also will learn to evaluate, finance, and execute projects that promote greater resource efficiency across a rapidly expanding population base.
This program is designed primarily for financial investors, entrepreneurs, and business unit leaders of multinational corporations whose companies have significant engagement with electricity, water, transit, and the built environment. Senior leaders of real estate firms and public officials who are interested in the critical issues of resource efficiency, competitiveness of regions, and sustainable urbanization also will benefit from attending.
Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.
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