E1. Fiscal Impact Analysis: New Methods, New Data and Best Practices

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, October 18, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

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Fiscal impact analysis, a mainstay of a planning tool to evaluate development and
redevelopment proposals, has not advanced significantly from the framework of the 1978
Fiscal Impact Handbook. This session provides practitioners’ and researchers’ experience in
reconceiving and reimagining fiscal impact and the new ability to develop better localized data
from the annually released ACS-PUMS data. It will discuss methodological improvements, best
practice, and an innovative new method called “reverse” fiscal impact analysis used to evaluate
property buy-outs and acquisition proposals in disaster prone area.


Peter Angelides, AICP, PhD

"Dr. Peter Angelides is Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Angelides, trained in both Economics and City Planning, applies critical economic thinking to complex projects in real estate, economic development, transportation, tax policy, valuation, and litigation. He has ... Read More

Sidney Wong, PhD

"Sidney Wong is the Director of Community Data Analytics and a Senior Advisor with Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). He serves in the APA Community Planning Assistance Teams and as an Executive Committee member of the APA Maryland Chapter between 1999 and 2013. Currently, he is consulting with ESI on Mount ... Read More

Steven Nelson, AICP

"Steven L. Nelson is a certified city planner and policy maker who understands the interplay between public policy, land use planning and constituency building necessary to achieve success. His areas of expertise include economic development, land use planning, post-disaster recovery planning and strategic partnerships. His work includes program development and ... Read More

Contact Info

Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com