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Distributional Consequences Of Public Policies: An Example From The Management Of Urban Vehicular Travel, Winston Harrington, Elena Safirova, Conrad Coleman, Sébastien Houde, Adam M. Finkel Mar 2014

Distributional Consequences Of Public Policies: An Example From The Management Of Urban Vehicular Travel, Winston Harrington, Elena Safirova, Conrad Coleman, Sébastien Houde, Adam M. Finkel

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This paper uses a spatially disaggregated computable general equilibrium model of a large US metropolitan area to compare two kinds of policies, “Live Near Your Work” and taxation of vehicular travel, that have been proposed to help further the aims of “smart growth.” Ordinarily, policy comparisons of this sort focus on the net benefits of the two policies; that is, the total monetized net welfare gains or losses to all citizens. While the aggregate net benefits are certainly important, in this analysis we also disaggregate these benefits along two important dimensions: income and location within the metropolitan area. The resulting ...


How Goes The American Dream?, Chester Smolski Jan 1993

How Goes The American Dream?, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Americans are a hard-working lot. The ambitious American worker has fewer holidays, less vacation time and other benefits than Western Europeans. They are well-rewarded for their pursuit of the American dream. Home ownership rates in this country are among the highest rates in the world. The typical American worker has more cars and more kitchen gadgets, electronic hardware, recreational gear and more computers in his home than any other worker in the world."


Redistricting Law And Minority Rights, Chester Smolski Oct 1991

Redistricting Law And Minority Rights, Chester Smolski

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"It has been referred to as "probably the most important civil rights law on the books," and the results of that legislation are most impressive. But more importantly, the Voting Rights Act promises to have an even greater influence in the coming decade."


Watch The Process, Chester Smolski Sep 1991

Watch The Process, Chester Smolski

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"The reason for the 1990 census is now at hand: The Reapportionment Commission is in place, and the process has just begun. The redrawing of local state and congressional boundary lines that define districts by populations to be represented at these three levels of government is upon us, and bears close watching."


Financing Difficulties Stall Linkage In Providence, Chester Smolski Mar 1989

Financing Difficulties Stall Linkage In Providence, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"When the India Point Club luxury condominium development, scheduled to be built on the Providence waterfront, was announced in 1987, there were many local skeptics who said it was too expensive for the Providence market. After all, selling penthouse condos overlooking the dirty Providence River for over $1 million was quite ambitious--and some said impossible."


Inflation Takes A Toll On The Poor, Chester Smolski Sep 1981

Inflation Takes A Toll On The Poor, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Everyone is keenly aware these days of the declining value of the dollar and the inability of the average person to keep pace with the rising cost of living. Inflation, an insidious ailment of the economy, strikes all people alike, whether they be working families, single people, elderly or poor."


Providence Needs An Effective 'Land Bank' Policy, Chester Smolski Nov 1980

Providence Needs An Effective 'Land Bank' Policy, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Recent disclosures on the purchase of vacant lots in Providence by certain city officals have raised two serious questions, only one of which has been addressed."


The Case For Residency Requirements, Chester Smolski May 1979

The Case For Residency Requirements, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The issue has been raised previously. It came up again most recently with the applicants for jobs with the Providence Fire Department. The question is, 'Should city employees be required to live in the city which employs them?'"


Loss-Leaders For The Inner Cities, Chester Smolski Aug 1978

Loss-Leaders For The Inner Cities, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The Wall Street Journal has called it 'the latest war between the states.' It is a tool long used by Southern cities and states that only now is being utilized in the Northeast and Midwest. And it has been used by the city of Providence at the Biltmore Plaza.


Land Management Bill Must Not Be Dismissed, Chester Smolski Apr 1978

Land Management Bill Must Not Be Dismissed, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"After 10 years of study, three years of public meetings and discussion, three years of writing and revision, and now for the third consecutive year, the carefully conceived, greatly altered, and highly-detailed 136-page bill to manage the land of Rhode Island is before the General Assembly for possible enactment."


Statewide Land Use Plan For R.I., Chester Smolski Mar 1977

Statewide Land Use Plan For R.I., Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The Rhode Island section of the American Institute of Planners has called it "the most significant single item of legistlation in the history of land planning in this state," and yet there is the real possibility that this far reaching measure may not be introduced for enactment in this session of the General Assembly."


Providence Housing: A Downtown Trend That Deserves Attention, Chester Smolski Feb 1977

Providence Housing: A Downtown Trend That Deserves Attention, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"One of the major needs in Rhode Island, as it is in most of the country, is decent and safe housing in a good enviornment. This need is especially acute for the elderly population."


Make The Full Investment In Downtown Renewal, Chester Smolski Jan 1977

Make The Full Investment In Downtown Renewal, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Just how much money is the city of Providence willing to invest in revitalizing its downtown? The answer to this question is soon to be given when the City Council acts on the recommendations of the Committee on Urban Redevelopment headed by Councilman Ralph R. Fargnoli. the committee voted Wednesday in favor of a $6-million downtown renewal project."


Community Control: Rebuttal, Chester Smolski Oct 1975

Community Control: Rebuttal, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"The problem of fire was very real to the early settlers of this country. For this reason, in 1626, it was decreed that thatched roofs on houses no longer would be allowed in the Plymouth Colony. Early New York, in 1648, stipulated that wooden chimenys no longer could be built on houses. These were early attempts at control over individuals by the community, in this case, for fire protection.


Book Review. Governing The Suburbs By Charles E. Gilbert, A. Dan Tarlock Jan 1968

Book Review. Governing The Suburbs By Charles E. Gilbert, A. Dan Tarlock

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Planning For Urban Redevelopment: Strategies In The Manipulation Of Public Law, Sheldon J. Plager, Joel F. Handler Jan 1966

The Politics Of Planning For Urban Redevelopment: Strategies In The Manipulation Of Public Law, Sheldon J. Plager, Joel F. Handler

Articles by Maurer Faculty

In this article Professors Plager and Handler examine the influence of legal process upon decision making in municipal redevelopment. Their thesis is that public acceptance of a redevelopment venture depends primarily on the command of political and planning skills and occurs despite rather than because of legal procedures designed to accommodate principles of democracy. Partly through the method of a case study of recent data collected from one municipality, partly by comparative analysis with other studies, they conclude that the reality of decision making in the region they explore is the predominance of informal power over formal, democratic, legal decision-making ...


Book Review. Regional Plan Of New York And Its Environs Vol. Ii, Frank Edward Horack Jan 1929

Book Review. Regional Plan Of New York And Its Environs Vol. Ii, Frank Edward Horack

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.