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Has suburbanization diminished the importance of access to Center City?

Nine years ago, the Business Review examined the role that access to Center City Philadelphia played in people's choices about where to live and how to commute. Using 1980 census data, that analysis concluded that access to Center City by both car and public transportation shaped people's choices in important ways. But since 1980, the Philadelphia metropolitan area has undergone a great deal of change, including a decentralization of both population and employment. In this article, Dick Voith revisits the questions first posed almost a decade ago to see how employment and population shifts ...
Business Review , Issue May , Pages 17-29

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How responsive is the demand for residential land to changes in its price?

Richard Voith's estimates help measure the effect of public policies on land consumption in the United States.
Business Review , Issue Q3 , Pages 33-40

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The suburban housing market: the effects of city and suburban job growth

How does the location of new jobs in a metropolitan area affect the suburban housing market? Does it matter whether job growth occurs in the city or in the suburbs? And who, if anyone, benefits from job growth? Dick Voith takes a look at housing prices and construction rates in some Philadelphia suburbs to determine the impact of employment growth on the value of real estate assets.
Business Review , Issue Nov , Pages 13-25

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Public transit: realizing its potential

Business Review , Issue Sep , Pages 15-23

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Does the federal tax treatment of housing affect the pattern of metropolitan development?

The U.S. tax code allows home owners to deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on their federal income tax forms. It also gives special treatment to the capital gains realized from the sale of owner-occupied housing. These advantages encourage investment in owner-occupied housing. But do these tax breaks have other, more far-reaching consequences? In this article, Dick Voith looks at how the tax code's special treatment of owner-occupied housing may affect metropolitan development
Business Review , Issue Mar , Pages 3-16

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Commuter rail ridership: the long and the short haul

Business Review , Issue Nov , Pages 13-23

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The downtown parking syndrome: does curing the illness kill the patient?

Consumers and businesses alike cite the lack of free parking as one of the major problems associated with working, playing, and shopping downtown. A shortage of parking spaces can also lead to higher prices for those parking slots available as well as violation of parking ordinances by frustrated citizens. In light of widespread concerns about parking downtown, should large cities adopt policies to encourage more parking in a central business district (CBD), or should they improve public transit as an alternative to driving? Cities must consider many factors before answering such questions. ...
Business Review , Issue Jan , Pages 3-14

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Is access to Center City still valuable?

Business Review , Issue Jul , Pages 3-12

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Unequal subsidies in highway investment: what are the consequences?

Business Review , Issue Nov , Pages 9-18

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Central city decline: regional or neighborhood solutions?

The decline of a central city often has economic and social implications for an entire region. But where does the solution lie? Are regional approaches to problems concentrated in central cities warranted? Or should we seek local solutions by transforming cities into a group of smaller, more autonomous communities? Dick Voith looks at some of the issues involved in these questions and suggests that the regional benefits of improving a central city's economy are large
Business Review , Issue Mar , Pages 3-16