Capital Improvement Planning: A City of Austin Case Study

dc.contributor.authorDuree, Matthew
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTajalli, Howard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFields, Willard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShaw, April
dc.descriptionAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2015.
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this research is threefold. First, is to present ideal components of a municipal Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The second purpose of this research is to assess the extent to which City of Austin’s CIP program adheres to the ideal model presented in this research. The third purpose is to provide recommendations for improving the CIP program at the City of Austin. Methods: The data used in this study was collected from City of Austin documents detailing their capital improvement process as well as a structured interview with a City of Austin executive. This research compares the practical ideal type model developed from research to the City of Austin’s capital improvement process. Results: The results show that the City of Austin met or exceeded the majority of categories developed in the practical ideal type model. Conclusion: The City of Austin has a successful and robust CIP process. By continuing with improvements that have already begun, and incorporating recommendations provided in the paper, the COA will have a highly successful CIP process.
dc.description.departmentPublic Administration
dc.format.extent77 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationDuree, M. (2015). Capital improvement planning: A city of Austin case study. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.subjectCapital Improvement Plan (CIP)
dc.subjectcapital project management
dc.subjectcapital projects
dc.subjectcapital planning
dc.subjectPublic Administration
dc.titleCapital Improvement Planning: A City of Austin Case Study
dc.typeApplied Research Project


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