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Dr. Robert Burchell
The presenters will provide commentary on the shift from broadbased funding mechanisms (like property taxes) to user fees and special assessments (private or quasi-private mechanisms) as the principal means of funding new infrastructure. This shiftslow economic recovery and an anti-tax and anti-government
resurgence. Planners will be facing an environment where infrastructure increasingly is provided by either private parties (think
development agreements) or subsets of the jurisdiction who can afford it (think special assessments). This session discusses
what this trend means for planners and for society.