Welcome - Canadian Regional Economic Development PUAD 6540   Canadian Regional Economic Development
This course provides students with a solid understanding of regional economic development practice in Canada. Beginning with an exposure to economic development practice throughout the globe, the course then sequentially focuses on national, provincial and local economic development efforts, from both stand alone and integrated perspectives. The course will centre on desired outcomes of regional development, the translation of those outcomes into program activity and the theoretical underpinnings which support individual economic development initiatives. Economic development is a dynamic undertaking, with significant social and political consequences. Hence this highly interactive course will expose students to the risks and rewards of government policy making within a such a charged climate.
PREREQUISITES: Students must successfully complete all eight required courses of the first year of the MPA program prior to enroling 6000 level courses and MGMT 5000, or seek special permission from Graduate Coordinator.