Productivity

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16 Daily Habits to Help Improve Your Planning Productivity

Using daily and disciplined habits will improve your work efficiency. This blog provides 16 habits you can employ to help meet your 2018 work (and life) goals.

January 10, 2018 - Steven Snell

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Free Falling: Productivity of U.S. Construction Industry Half of 1960s Level

While productivity improves in almost every sector of the U.S. economy, it's dropping quickly in the construction industry.

August 23, 2017 - The Economist

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Immigration Tied to Economic Success

City Observatory's Joe Cortright examines how immigration rates affect regional economic development. This research indicate that policies that exclude immigrants are not only mean, they are also stupid.

February 4, 2017 - City Observatory

Being Productive On The Bus

In a recent blog post (at http://www.planetizen.com/node/44518) Steven Polzin argues that drivers are more productive because they get places faster.  His post, in turn, generated an avalanche of critiques noting the negative externalities of auto travel (e.g. pollution, death and injury from traffic accidents, health costs of obesity, etc.). But what I'd like to address is something else: the positive productivity benefits of transit use.  Let's suppose that it takes me 30 minutes to reach destination X on the bus, and 15 minutes by car.  Obviously, the car is more productive.  Right?

June 5, 2010 - Michael Lewyn

Fun With Research: Higher Fuel Prices Increase Economic Productivity

Last week I posted a blog, “Win-Win Transportation Emission Reduction Strategies: Good News for Copenhagen” which described emission reduction strategies that also help achieve economic and social objectives. I’ve continued doing research on the subject and made some additonal discoveries that I can report on now.

December 17, 2009 - Todd Litman

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