This past Easter weekend, I made plans to go portaging with my family in our favourite camping grounds in central Ontario, Algonquin Park. Portaging truly removes you from the modern world - leaving behind phones, laptops, TVs, allowing oneself to become immersed with...
I was recently recommended a book by our CEO and founder, John Williams, called “let my people go surfing” by Yvon Chouinard. It is the founding story of a company you likely know well, Patagonia. At first I didn’t know why this book was so highly recommended;...
Successful Grant Application with Enhanced Economics: The Port Of Long Beach, East Basin Fourth Track Expansion
Autocase Advisory Services is proud to have successfully supported the competitive based grant funding application for the Port of Long Beach, East Basin Rail Fourth Track Expansion. Grant funding was provided under the Trade Corridor Expansion Program (TCEP), a...
The pandemic has highlighted some important price/value mismatches and I’d like to explain how what we, at Autocase, do and how it fits into the post-pandemic world.
All governments, infrastructure planners, designers and decision makers need to adopt a triple bottom line cost benefit analysis approach for building and infrastructure decisions to ensure that users, the environment and all stakeholders are best served by a post-pandemic stimulus package.
As we re-build the economy, we need to make sure that what we build reflects our values and that “public values help shape private value”. We need Triple Bottom Line Costs Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) to measure value and set priorities.
It has been noted that despite the pandemic, the natural world doesn’t care and perhaps even doing better since the economy has been shuttered. As we re-build we need to remember that the economy serves us, economic growth is not an end in and of itself.
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 City of San Antonio’s “SA Tomorrow” comprehensive plan identifies place types, goals and objectives that benefit people, planet, and profit. The Recommended scenario provided over $60 million in social and environmental benefits associated with flood risk, heat mortality, and water quality while reducing grey infrastructure costs.
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?
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