Strategic Initiatives

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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A New Technique for More Accurate Impact Assessment

May 27, 2016 / Comments Off on A New Technique for More Accurate Impact Assessment

States, municipalities, and school districts make land use decisions that influence their fiscal and economic conditions. Understanding the effects of those decisions on schools, traffic and municipal services can help to prevent school overcrowding, gridlock, gaps in services and fiscal distress. A fiscal impact analysis (FIA) is an important tool for assessing how new development will impact costs and revenues, helping leaders make better decisions […]

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