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How Oregon Reinvented Infrastructure Financing with the Mileage Tax

May 2016 | SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
In the summer of 2016, the State of California is set to introduce a road-usage fee pilot program based on Oregon’s mileage tax. Five thousand volunteers will participate over a nine-month period to determine the viability of charging users per mile driven in lieu of taxing each gallon purchased at the pump.
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REGULATING THE SHORT-TERM LEASE SHARING ECONOMY: MISSING THE BIGGER PICTURE

Jul 2016 | The Change Issue
Canadian municipal governments are moving in to crack down on the short-term lease sharing economy and services like Airbnb.
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SELF-HEALING INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT

Jun 2016 | Open Government
The world uses plenty of concrete and asphalt.
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GAINING INTEREST: DENVER’S INNOVATIVE MUNICIPAL BOND SYSTEM

Sep 2016 | INNOVATION IN FINANCE
Repairing aging infrastructure has never been an easy sell to the everyday voter. Usually, it is the newer, shinier projects that captivate, not the maintenance procedures of the old ones. Out with the old, in with the new. The level of infrastructure funding reflects the general disinterest of the voting populace.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: AN ANALYSIS OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND POLICY SOLUTIONS FOR CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES

Nov 2016 | Community Health
Traffic and global population have all increased rapidly since the 1960s. The world’s population is currently at its highest-ever peak, and global car sales have risen by approximately 90 percent over the last 25 years. Together, this has led to unprecedented traffic congestion in most urban centers worldwide.
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A GLOBAL LEADER IN ASSET MANAGEMENT: THE CASE OF BRAMPTON

Dec 2016 | YOUR FUTURE CITY
Building an asset management program from the ground up is no easy task. It involves the leveraging of partnerships, establishing a framework and management plan, and defining the core objectives of the program. It also requires buy-in from council, from the city manager’s office, and from various, relevant departments such as finance and public works.
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DESPITE THE POPULARITY OF POPULISM, IT'S STILL BUSINESS AS USUAL

Jan 2017 | MUNICIPAL CAPACITY
In 1989, Francis Fukuyama authored an essay titled “The End of History?” The premise of his work rested on the idea that, because the Soviet Union and its corresponding communist ideology fell, the idea of liberal capitalist democracy had triumphed.
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THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN AUTO MANUFACTURING: IS THERE CAUSE FOR CONCERN?

Feb 2017 | Local Economic Resiliency
A Conservative Party-Leadership hopeful and the Ontario Liberals have engaged in a recent war of words. After Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne penned a critical open letter to Kevin O’Leary following his declaration in the running for Federal Conservative Party Leadership, O’Leary shot back with equally critical words.
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