NY's Building Boom
A report on a highly visible part of New York City's infrastructure, its buildings. An apparent resurgence of construction activity is underway; over one billion dollars in...

Causes of NY Financial Crisis
New York City's recent financial crisis was brought on by several factors. The main long-range cause was the out-migration of middle-income people (taxpayers) and the in-migration...

How New York City Can Be Restored to Economic Health
To be restored to economic and fiscal health, New York City will have to make some fundamental reforms. The overall strategy is to obtain slack resources, then to invest these resources...

NYC Garment Industry
For decades, New York City's most important industry has been garment manufacturing. Traditionally, it had been a major source of entry level jobs for recent immigrants to...

Behind the Exodus of Corporate Giants from New York City
A major bulwark of NYC's private sector has been the corporate office complex, composed of the headquarters of many of the U.S's largest corporations and the...

Dominance of Special Interests Dashes NYC Hopes for Recovery
How well is New York City doing now? Is it really on the way to recovery? Since the landmark report by the Temporary Commission on City Finances was released over a year ago, very little...

Making of Modern Metropolis
The period between World War II and 1970 has been called the era of the exploding metropolis. Behind this exodus of people from the central city to the suburbs: prosperity of workers;...

How to Save Our Cities
Much of what needs to be done to save the city is simply for the federal government to stop doing old and expensive wrong things: forget about urban renewal and urban expressways; stop...

ASMUG - Simulation Model of Urban Growth
While differing substantially in structure, past attempts at mathematical models of urban development have generally had certain characteristics in common. They have usually: (1)Operated...

Variable Fuel Tax Models
Four variable fuel tax models are investigated with respect to Alabama Highway Department operations. The Fixed Percentage Fuel Tax Model establishes the state gasoline tax as a constant...

Optimum Wall Insulation for Cold Climates
The paper investigates the optimum thickness for insulation in cold areas, considering inflation, taxes, depreciation, and the effect of building with borrowed money. Optimization is based...

Transportation Energy Considerations
Maximum transportation energy conservation potentials and means for avoiding extreme adverse impacts have been identified. Financing, particularly from fuel taxes, is of particular concern...

Professional Engineers as Elected Local Officials
Professional engineers can contribute to society through the political process of serving in local government. It is not always easy, frustrations are common, and it is time consuming,...

How to Save for Retirement and Cut Income Tax
Thanks to the 1974 pension law, employed persons can tex-defer 15% of income up to $1,500 a year, and the self-employed, up to $7,500 a year. The money may be put into IRS-approved plans...

American Road Building - Fifty Years of Progress
Large portions of the nation's highway mileage have been constructed or surfaced during the past 50 yr. The Federal-Aid Highway Act of l9l6, subsequent legislation, user taxes,...

Estimation and Control of Construction Labor Costs
This paper outlines basic principles for estimating and controlling field labor costs on construction projects. It divides labor costs into two main categories. The first deals with the...

A Home-Study Program on Civil Engineering Management
Civil Engineering Management is both an art and a science. A knowledge of the technology of civil engineering management will help the young engineer up the management ladder. This article...

Transient (Dual) Zoning
A new concept and procedure are presented which can overcome major objections to complete zoning of a community. Transient zoning is recommended in place of what would normally be unzoned...

Report Relating the Impact of Mobile Homes on Urban Plans and Housing Systems
Mobile homes annually constitute a greater proportion of low-cost housing. The industry is gradually overcoming the early blemished image of mobile homes, and also the more recent concept...

Public Participation in Urban Transit Service
The trend in transit operations is toward public ownership and operation of services. The only questions are: when, how, and how much. The trend in public operations is to establish regional...

 

 

 

 

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