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By Matt Ainsaar Feb 2017

The gap between economics and urban planning continues to narrow, with all levels of government seeking a stronger focus on the economic fundamentals of a project before preparing planning strategies and policy responses.

Urban Enterprise is currently advising clients on a range of urban and regional economic matters, including economic development strategies, retail economics, employment and activity centre strategies and economic impact assessments. We are pleased to announce the following recent steps taken to strengthen our offering to our growing client base in these fields:

  • In December 2016, Paul Shipp (Director) graduated from the Master of Commerce at RMIT University with specialisations in economics, property and statistics. Paul now has qualifications in both commerce and urban planning, enabling an integrated understanding of urban economics to inform detailed and insightful analysis for housing, retail, commercial and industrial studies.

  • In February 2017, Urban Enterprise is excited to welcome Asaf Cohen to the team. Asaf has recently graduated from a double degree in Commerce and Science from Monash University, with a strong focus on economics. Asaf joins the team as an Economist, and will be working on a range of projects including infrastructure funding, economic analysis and demand modelling.

Please contact Paul Shipp on 9482 3888 if you would like to discuss our experience and capabilities in the field of urban economics.