Urban Economic & Policy Studies

SB Friedman excels in researching and analyzing urban economic issues to inform public policy and decision-making. We are at the forefront of tracking and developing new techniques to address critical issues facing urban areas, such as achieving fiscal balance, financing infrastructure, and identifying and growing industry clusters.  Our recent work in this practice area includes studies and strategies related to: 
  • Fiscal implications of land use choices and development decisions  
  • Value capture and other innovative finance tools to fund infrastructure
  • Transit and roadway improvement-induced development opportunities  
  • Stormwater regulation and the associated development and fiscal impacts
  • Industry cluster analysis to foster economic development
  • Business incubator and technology park feasibility
  • Urban agriculture and the viability of other emerging industries