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Demographic Multipliers → Development Impacts

The CDA team recently presented at the 2017 American Planning Association National Conference in New York City.

The team gave an in-depth explanation of CDA’s methodological improvements in estimating demographic multipliers, and how using the latest data available is critical to solving complex planning issues for communities.

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CDA Handout

CDA provides up-to-date customized demographic analyses and projections for communities. Supported by a team of experienced planners, analysts, modelers, and econometricians, CDA works with clients to analyze local demographic trends and provide demographic multipliers that planning agencies, school districts, and fiscal specialists rely on for population forecasts and to understand a projects overall fiscal, demographic, and traffic impact.

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What is a Demographic Multiplier and Why Does it Matter?

Sidney Wong dives deeper by exploring what a Demographic Multiplier is and it matters in this latest post taken from ESI’s Present Value blog.

Wong discusses CDA research in demographic multipliers and the efforts toward updating and expanding the old series based on the most recent Census records from 2000.

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Demographic Multipliers: Data Mining & Measuring Development Impacts

Sidney Wong was recently published in issue 113 of Planning & Technology today, a publication of the American Planning Association. His article, Demographic Multipliers: Data Mining & Measuring Development Impacts, reports on recent advanced made by the CDA team in providing the best demographic multipliers for leaders to assess how a new development will impact their community and affect fiscal costs and revenues.

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New Insight on Fiscal Impact Analysis

Sidney Wong recaps the CDA team’s most recent presentation from the 2016 American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Conference.

The CDA team shared its cutting edge research and offered new processes and applications for Fiscal Impact Analysis.

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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 for their respective communities. Unfortunately, many FIAs are based on data that is out-of-date and lacks sufficient geographic granularity to support sound planning decisions.

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Why Use CDA Planning Ratios?

On October 18, 2016  ESI Senior Advisor Steven Nelson, and CDA project lead Sidney Wong, led a continuing professional education session entitled, “Fiscal Impact Analysis: New Methods, New Data and Best Practices” at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association. In this article, the CDA team gives a brief overview of their ground breaking research and presentation.

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