This program explores how early movers can capitalize on urban form and scale, innovative financing models, and new technologies that create value through more efficient use of water, power, transit, and other essential resources. This year's seminar hones in on how business leaders, property investors, and public officials can benefit from the immense opportunities in emerging markets across the globe. Focused on how to design, build, and manage competitive new cities, the program examines how to turn finance, resource, and urbanization challenges into successful commercial initiatives.

What You Can Expect

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 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.

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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 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.

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Your Course of Study

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.

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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.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed primarily for property investors and senior leaders of real estate firms. It also is appropriate for closely aligned industries, notably providers of and investors in city infrastructure, including water, power, roads, infotech, and transit. Public officials interested in resource efficiency, regional competitiveness, and sustainable urbanization will find this offering useful in coordinating and influencing private investment in the buildings and other structures within their jurisdictions.

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This program is designed primarily for property investors and senior leaders of real estate firms. It also is appropriate for closely aligned industries, notably providers of and investors in city infrastructure, including water, power, roads, infotech, and transit. Public officials interested in resource efficiency, regional competitiveness, and sustainable urbanization will find this offering useful in coordinating and influencing private investment in the buildings and other structures within their jurisdictions.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Finance Unit; president and chief executive officer, BuildingVision, Inc.; faculty chair of "Real Estate Executive Seminar: Development, Design, and Construction"; and faculty cochair of the "Real Estate Management Program." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

John D. Macomber

Faculty Chair
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Finance Unit; president and chief executive officer, BuildingVision, Inc.; faculty chair of "Real Estate Executive Seminar: Development, Design, and Construction"; and faculty cochair of the "Real Estate Management Program."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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