Financial Modeling and Analyses

‘Mr. Multiplier’ Presents at the 2017 APA National Conference

May 25, 2017 / Comments Off on ‘Mr. Multiplier’ Presents at the 2017 APA National Conference

  ESI’s Community Data Analytics (CDA) team recently presented in New York City at the 2017 American Planning Association National Planning Conference. The team led two independent sessions, and also participated in a poster session. CDA Project Lead, Dr. Sidney Wong accompanied by ESI Director Dr. Daniel Miles led the first session titled, “Demographic Multipliers → Development […]

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CDA to Present at APA’s National Planning Conference

December 30, 2016 / Comments Off on CDA to Present at APA’s National Planning Conference

    ESI Senior Advisor and Community Data Analytics (CDA) Project Lead, Sidney Wong, with Senior Vice President, Peter Angelides, Director, Daniel Miles, and Senior Advisor, Steven Nelson, will lead three sessions titled: “Demographic Multipliers -> Development Impacts”, “Demographic Multipliers & Planning Ratios,” and “Improving Fiscal Impacts Analysis” at the APA National Planning Conference. The four day […]

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What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

November 18, 2016 / Comments Off on What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

Recently, the CDA team got the opportunity to present at two American Planning Association (APA) Chapter conferences on fiscal impact analysis and data needs in forecasting development impacts. During and after our sessions we received a lot questions focused on the technical nature regarding demographic multipliers, data sources, applications, and statistical issues. While I have touched on this […]

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New Insight on Fiscal Impact Analysis

November 11, 2016 / Comments Off on New Insight on Fiscal Impact Analysis

On October 18, 2016, along with ESI Senior Advisor Steven Nelson  and Senior Vice President and Principal Dr. Peter Angelides, I led a continuing professional education session with over fifty Pennsylvania planners and local officials in Allentown at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association. Together we offered new […]

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Changes to HMDA Could Reveal Where Inequitable Banking Practices are Occurring

July 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Changes to HMDA Could Reveal Where Inequitable Banking Practices are Occurring

In recent years, there has been an increased focus on racial inequality and decreasing racial disparities in the US. In Philadelphia and other major cities, many disparities between racial and ethnic groups – particularly wealth and asset disparities, disparities in public goods and services (including public education) and disparities in health outcomes, can be directly […]

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How Fair Are Your City’s Lending Practices?

July 15, 2016 / Comments Off on How Fair Are Your City’s Lending Practices?

Over the past forty years, legislation has been enacted at the federal, state, and local levels to regulate the banking industry and protect individuals against unfair lending practices.  As a result of the Great Recession, financial and housing markets have experienced significant distress, making efforts towards oversight and accountability of particular value. To support this […]

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