Fiscal Health: The Basics of Municipal Finances

Started Jun 1, 2020


Full course description

Finding solutions to complex transportation, housing, and environmental challenges requires an understanding of how municipalities raise and spend money, and develop budgets to meet the infrastructure and operations needs of the community. This course examines the basics of municipal finance: how money is raised and spent within the context of an intergovernmental revenue framework.

This course is prepared in partnership with the American Planning Association (APA) and The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. It is an interactive course. You won't need the use of speakers or a microphone, but be prepared to click on buttons and icons and drag items around to access additional information. "Knowledge Check" questions will help you test your learning as you navigate the module. 

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