Message from the Chair and President
This Program presents a comprehensive overview of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's organization, program activities, staff, fellows, lecturers, and researchers for 2011-2012. It describes our departments and lists courses and conferences, research, joint ventures, demonstration and evaluation projects, publications, multimedia, and Web-based resources and databases. For complete and up-to-date information, please browse our website and track our activities on Facebook and Twitter.
The Lincoln Institute addresses important contemporary issues in land policy through its research projects and its programs for public officials, private-sector participants, and others who are actively involved in making decisions about the taxation, regulation, and use of land in their communities. The Institute's main themes - taxation of land, land market operations, land regulation, property rights, and the distribution of benefits from land development - build upon the ideas of Henry George, whose concerns about the links between social equity and economic progress and land policy in the nineteenth century are still relevant today.
Reflecting these major themes, our work is organized in three departments: Valuation and Taxation, Planning and Urban Form, and International Studies. We offer education programs, sponsor research, undertake demonstration projects and policy evaluations, and participate in other activities that provide important insights for policy makers in the United States and around the world. Our international activities include programs on Latin America and China, and training and research in Eastern Europe and Africa.
Our objective is to provide practical assistance to those formulating land policies or affected by them, while at the same time documenting, testing, and evaluating new ideas and innovative approaches to land policy issues. We seek to make a unique contribution in this arena by
- combining scholarly and professional perspectives through research, teaching, evaluation, and demonstration work;
- bringing together people with relevant experiences and points of view; and
- expanding knowledge and data, and making it accessible and comprehensible. We take a leadership role in convening those who develop and implement land policies and in disseminating valuable information to those who need it.
All of us engaged with the work of the Institute - board members, staff, fellows, lecturers, researchers, and the policy makers, scholars, and citizens who participate in our programs - strive to improve the understanding of contemporary issues in land policy and to contribute positively to the ongoing debate and the sharing of knowledge to benefit all sectors of society.
We thank you for your interest in our work and encourage your involvement in the Lincoln Institute's programs.
Kathryn J. Lincoln
Chair and Chief Investment Officer
Gregory K. Ingram
President and CEO