Strategic Initiatives

Residential Demographic Multipliers: Using PUMS Records To Estimate Housing Development Impacts

December 6, 2017 / Comments Off on Residential Demographic Multipliers: Using PUMS Records To Estimate Housing Development Impacts

In this year’s final edition of Cityscape, a periodical published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research, ESI’s Community Data Analytics (CDA) team documents the process of updating demographic multipliers for use in impact analyses, beyond the traditional school-age children and average household size. This update improves […]

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Community Data Analytics

October 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Community Data Analytics

About Created in 2016, ESI’s Community Data Analytics (CDA) team is the nation’s leader in analyzing American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample to provide up-to-date customized demographic studies for communities. Our clients include public agencies, fiscal specialists, and the development industry who want to better understand the fiscal specialists, and the development industry who […]

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‘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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ESI Senior Advisor Sidney Wong to Present at the 2017 ACS Data Users Conference

February 23, 2017 / Comments Off on ESI Senior Advisor Sidney Wong to Present at the 2017 ACS Data Users Conference

ESI Senior Advisor and CDA Project Lead, Sidney Wong, will present at the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference happening  May 11-12, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. The session will focus on how the Community Data Analytics (CDA) project has been aiming to create a variety of methodological improvements using 2014 5-Year ACS-PUMS. This session will showcase […]

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CDA to Present at APA New Jersey’s Upcoming Conference

December 16, 2016 / Comments Off on CDA to Present at APA New Jersey’s Upcoming Conference

ESI Senior Advisor and Community Data Analytics (CDA) Project Lead Sidney Wong, alongside Vice President and Principal, Peter Angelides, and Senior Advisor Steven Nelson have been selected to lead a session on Fiscal Impact at the APA New Jersey Planning Conference. The two-day conference will take place January 26-27, 2017 and feature 70 sessions. The CDA session will focus […]

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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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