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Welcome to Just Economics, LLC
With more than 35 years of experience, Just Economics helps communities harmonize economic incentives with public policy objectives to:
- Reduce blight by putting vacant and boarded-up properties back into use;
- Enhance business and employment opportunities;
- Fund transit and other public infrastructure;
- Reduce Parking & Traffic Congestion;
- Enhance housing affordability;
- Enhance the environment; and
- Reduce sprawl.
Just Economics accomplishes these goals by helping communities re-engineer taxes, fees and regulations so that:
- Incentives embedded in taxes, fees and regulations encourage the private sector to create jobs, affordable housing, transportation efficiency and sustainable economic development;
- Needed public revenues are obtained; and
- Government sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness are enhanced.
Articles of Interest
- "Financing Infrastructure with Value Capture: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" by Rick Rybeck, February 21, 2018
- "Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Land" by Rick Rybeck, Solid Ground Campaign Blog, May 17, 2016
- "Funding Infrastructure to Rebuild Equitable, Green Prosperity" by Rick Rybeck, Revitalization News, July 15, 2015
- "Fixing the Political Disconnect Between Infrastructure Needs and Funding" by Rick Rybeck, GOVERNING, October 3, 2013
- "Funding Long-Term Infrastructure for Growth, Sustainability & Equity" by Rick Rybeck, DC Tax Revision Commission, September 20, 2013
- "Break the Boom and Bust Cycle" by Rick Rybeck and Walter Rybeck, PM Magazine, August 2012
- "Economic Incentives for Affordable and Sustainable Development" by Rick Rybeck on the Zintro Blog, June 27, 2012
- Jan 31, 2014 -- Funding Infrastructure for Prosperity, Equity & Sustainability
- October, 2011 -- View Rybeck's 3-minute presentation, "Funding Infrastructure for Affordable & Sustainable Communities"
Martin Tuchman School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Infrastructure Finance Workshop: Neward, NJ
- Nov 17, 2017 -- "Infrastructure Perversity: Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting: Washington, DC
- January 11, 2015 -- "Value Capture Methods"
Southern New England American Planning Association Conference: Hartford, CT
- Sept 20, 2012 -- Revitalizing Markets and Achieving Smart Growth
Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group's Second Annual Community Development Summit: Pittsburgh, PA
- May 24, 2012 -- Transit-Oriented Development and Value Capture: What is it? Does it work? How can you use it? Stories and Lessons From the Front Lines.
Transit: Critical Issues Symposium sponsored by the DeVoe Moore Center, Florida State Univeristy : Tallahassee, FL
- May 15, 2012 -- Value Capture's Potential to Fund Transit
The 20th Congress for New Urbanism: West Palm Beach, FL
- May 12, 2012 -- Tactical Urbanism, Economics and Community
World Bank - Brown Bag Lunch Series : Washington, DC
- April 11, 2012 -- Integrating Transportation & Land Use for Sustainability & Equity
Solutions for Sustainable Communities: Washington, DC
- September 26, 2011 -- Successfully Financing Mixed-Use Development and Place-Making Infrastructure
American Planning Association, PA Chapter: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Oct 3-5, 2010 -- Toward Sustainable Infrastructure
Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems: Orlando, Florida
- May 13-14, 2010 -- User Fees for the Invisible User
MetroRail 2010 Conference: London, England
- March 22, 2010 - Exploring Funding Through Real Estate Development
- March 22, 2010 - Potential & Scope for Non-Fare Revenue