Category: Urban development
A real life example is used to illustrate how the discipline of a business case analysis can and should be applied to determine the implications of a new development project to the finance of a municipality.
In light of the fact that the issue of suburban sprawl has surfaced again as one of the important election issues in Maple Ridge, BC, a questionnaire has been put together asking all mayoral and council candidates to state their level of agreement to t …
In a growing city such as Maple Ridge, BC, leapfrogging suburban developments are adding more inventories to the city’s asset base and making its infrastructure deficit worse than it already is.
Apart from its commonly known costs, suburban sprawl is hitting municipal governments with hidden costs as a result of misguided policies.
Multiple fundamental factors driving retail sales growth in past decades are shifting not in favor of the retail sector. Combined with an overbuild of retail floor space, this does not bode well for brick and mortar retail properties.
Total miles driven in the U.S. has gone down to a level last seen in 1995 after reaching a peak in 2005. Could this be the generational peak in driving we are witnessing?