NPC17 Program: 2017 National Planning Conference
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The physical environment of our communities contribute to and benefits from economic and fiscal health. This introduction to the track covers ways in which planners can make a difference by seeking opportunities.
A new tool, the fiscally standardized cities (FiSC) database, can be used by cities to benchmark their fiscal data to comparable cities and thereby explore new measures for local fiscal health in U.S. cities.
Panelists cover different approaches to financing infrastructure, including bonds, earmarked taxes, public-private partnerships, and value capture, using examples of projects financed by each instrument.
Explore Hudson Yards—one of the largest projects in the United States to combine a range of infrastructure-financing tools, such as debt, PILOTs, and land-value capture. Learn how this project gained traction from a financial perspective and how it may influence other large urban investment.
State and MPOs are moving to a performance driven approach to making decisions about to align transportation spending with goals, criteria and performance measures. This session highlights exemplars, offering communities best practices for moving towards a new approach.
A spatial approach to fiscal impact analysis is superior to existing methods. Nearly all revenues and expenditures in a city are spatial. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to comprehensively estimate fiscal impact and create a detailed planning database.
Capital improvement plans are a powerful way to meet planning goals. What are the best practices in linking long range, service, and area plans to the CIP to better manage financial resources and achieve planning goals?
This facilitated discussion will critically examine assumptions, established approaches, results, and criticisms of FIA. The aim is to share experience in application and methodological improvement on how to better estimate development impacts.
Learn about feasibility analysis needed to develop successful affordable housing. Panelists with experience in both finance and development show how to navigate public-private partnerships.