Course Dates and Time

July 27-28, 2017
9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.

 Course Cost

Regular Tuition: $1,600

Course cost includes a light breakfast, coffee breaks, and class materials. It does not include lunch or housing.

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Navigating Infrastructure Policy
in the New Administration

The new Administration has made investment in infrastructure a cornerstone of its economic policy. It is the one area where there seems to be genuine bipartisan agreement on the need to repair and improve the physical assets that serve the public. While there is agreement on the need, the means for paying for the infrastructure is more challenging. Governments at the Federal, state and local levels are finding their backs up against the fiscal wall as they struggle to fund services and expand and rebuild infrastructure in a time of stagnant or declining revenue. Where will they turn? New taxes and more public debt are politically unpopular and/or economically not feasible. To deliver services, to spur economic growth and to lower expenses without resorting to austerity measures, governments are increasingly engaging the private sector through public-private partnerships (“P3s”).

Public-private partnerships allow the public sector to benefit from commercial entrepreneurship, innovation and efficiencies obtained through the integration of private sector investors and operators who deliver their own capital and expertise.

Course Goals

By the end of the class, students will be able to:

  • Understand the terminology;
  • Understand and use the concepts, methods, and applications of public-private partnerships in a variety of sectors;
  • Identify and analyze the public policy aspects of public-private partnerships;
  • Use the knowledge and skills gained in the course to pursue and implement public-private partnerships as part of a public- or private-sector organization.

Target Audience

  • Public officials from all levels of government
  • Private sector professionals interested in pursuing 3P projects



John Buttarazzi is a public-private partnership (PPP) and economic development professional with more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure, economic development and real estate.  Mr. Buttarazzi has managed more than $2 billion in such projects, including the first commercial airport public-private partnership in the United States (Stewart International Airport), the repositioning and redevelopment of 20 dormant mental health campuses in New York State, military housing, and the redevelopment of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Coliseum into 2.2 million square feet of commercial mixed-use.

In addition to the projects listed above, John has analyzed PPP options for the financing and operation of Chicago’s Midway Airport and the Niagara Falls International Airport, been involved with capacity building for the Government of India, the Tanzania National Housing Corporation, the Government of Bangladesh, Costa Rica Consejo Nacional de Concesiones, the advancement of PPPs in Bosnia & Herzegovina, the PPP development of a corrections facility in Latin America, military housing, development of a PPP emergency preparedness and response strategy, and rationalization of a government real estate portfolio. John has also advised numerous U.S. and foreign government officials on various public-private partnership matters, including Value for Money, establishing a PPP unit, and public-private partnership structures, among other topics.  He is a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Team of Specialists on Public-Private Partnerships.

John served as Senior Vice President of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), New York State’s economic development arm. There he simultaneously managed the Public-Private Partnership, International, and Business Development divisions.  He has also been the Chief-of-Staff for a Member of the United States Congress. John received his Master of Science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, with a concentration in Development and his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, from Washington & Lee University and is a former David Rockefeller Fellow.  Mr. Buttarazzi is an adjunct professor with the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy in Washington, DC, where he teaches a graduate-level course on public-private partnerships.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Students who complete this course will earn 1.2 continuing education units.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) Alignment

The content of this course covers competencies addressed by the following ECQs: Leading Change; Leading People; Results Driven; Business Acumen; Building Coalitions

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