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Public Private Partnerships: Why and How

MARCH 26, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET


Development deals that move underutilized land to more productive use can be complicated, and some developers are hesitant to take part in that complexity. Partnerships between public and private entities can help overcome these challenges, however, and provide real benefit to the community. It's therefore critical for the parties involved to take the time to understand each other’s perspectives.


This online course offered by the Urban Land Institute will help development entities understand public-private partnerships and explain the different factors that play into development deals.  This includes a better understanding of each other’s needs and priorities and knowledge of development tools and how to access them.  


The event will go over the importance of partnerships and focus on the differences between public and private entities. The session will include case studies and models of success. Course materials can be downloaded from the website. The following public-private partnership tools will be covered as well as how to use them:

1. Lower entitlement risk and funding of pre-development

2. Site access, cleanup, assembly and reconfiguration

3. Public infrastructure and co-investment

4. Debt Funding

5. Equity and gap funding

6. Developer selection and negotiations

7. Creating a development entity