It is becoming increasingly clear that people want a different “normal” after the pandemic. As governments spend, we hope we take the opportunity to think, debate, review, and plan for a smart recovery to a better quality of life. Autocase’s post-pandemic call to arms – Part 1
The Canada Infrastructure Bank should give us projects for the people and the planet as well as profit.
As we rush towards possibly environmentally damaging projects or other get-someone-rich-quick schemes we need to make sure we are doing so with our eyes wide open. Cost Benefit Analysis reduces all dimensions of a decision – people, planet, profits – to one: net welfare. Are we, as a group, better off? This well-established and standardized approach needs to be used much more to guide us in our project and policy decisions. CBA values society’s best interests, the public interest.
Two big trends will dominate the future for architects, engineers, and planners.
TBL-CBA can shine a light into who benefits and who doesn’t. While its probably too much to ask the Vogons to use it, it is not over the top to ask our governments to.
Where is the best place for a rain garden? If water quality or urban heat island is my primary concern which green infrastructure feature should I use?
At Autocase, we were extremely fortunate to have Maha Nadeem working for us this year.
We are often challenged about the studies we choose to include in Autocase. We are always searching for research work that will help bolster the case for healthier buildings based on improved worker productivity, but when the cognitive scores from a study are considerably better than productivity improvements from previous studies, we need to look more closely.
How an Arizona County Quantified the Business Case for Two Green Infrastructure Development Sites—and Got the Go-Ahead for Even More
“The Costs and Benefits of Permeable Pavement at the Neighbourhood Scale – Using Autocase for Sites” was presented recently, at the ASCE EWRI International Low Impact Development Conference 2018 by Kirstin Newfield’s supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Drake of the University of Toronto.
Automate your business case with Autocase
Book a demo and leverage our expertise today