Expertise: Public Strategies

PUBLIC STRATEGIES

June 23, 2016

Brian Martin

Introducing FIVA: RCLCO’s Newest Tool for Fiscal & Economic Impact Analysis

Learn more about how fiscal and economic impact analysis can benefit any development project, as well as help local governments make smarter land use decisions.

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PUBLIC STRATEGIES

May 26, 2016

Lee Sobel

Walkable Retail: When Old Becomes New Again – Part 2

What do car-free streets and 1990s fashion trends have in common? The answer: They are both making a comeback...

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PUBLIC STRATEGIES

May 5, 2016

Lee Sobel

Saving Tax Dollars with Compact Development

Can compact development save taxpayer money? How and where growth occurs plays an important part in local economies, the environment, and a community’s character. Who pays to maintain any related new infrastructure and services is just as critical. RCLCO’s Cost of Services Tool has found that compact development can save local governments in the range of $350-$800 per capita in certain cost categories, as compared with less dense development...

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PUBLIC STRATEGIES

April 7, 2015

RCLCO and Smart Growth America Unveil New Model for Analyzing Fiscal Performance of Urban Development

RCLCO and Smart Growth America, a national non-profit, have created a new model designed to help jurisdictions evaluate the financial performance of development patterns and what strategies could generate better returns in the future...

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Public Strategies

February 7, 2014

Finding the Market for the Long-Term Vision

Long-range projects, especially those in challenging locations, whether sponsored by the public or private sector, are very hard to plan. On the one hand is the vision...

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Public Strategies

April 19, 2013

Strategic Market Analysis: A Critical Component of Successful Corridor Revitalization

As trends in development focus on walkable, mixed-use communities, one of the challenges faced by communities is revitalizing outdated strip center retail, underutilized commercial space, and car-oriented ...

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Public Strategies

February 26, 2013

Market Pitfalls of Form-Based or Smart Codes

The intent of many form-based or smart codes is to promote smart growth within a community. Smart growth is a very broad concept. It is a general term for policies that integrate transportation and land ...

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Public Strategies

January 24, 2013

RCLCO Launches a New Methodology: MetroLogic™

How can a property or jurisdiction enhance its competitiveness for growth? What impact will evolving consumer preferences have on development patterns over the long term? How can a public investment, such ...

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Public Strategies

March 16, 2012

Public Projects, Private Dollars - How the Real Estate Industry will Keep Public Investments Alive

While many economists are becoming cautiously optimistic about the prospects for economic growth through 2012, the after effects of the recent recession will likely be felt in the public sphere for ...

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