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Chair, Department of Valuation and Taxation

Her areas of expertise includes property taxation, evaluation, tax limitation measures, and local taxation. An attorney with extensive experience in U.S. and international property tax issues, she is the author of the Lincoln Institute book Legal Issues in Property Valuation and Taxation (2006). More

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Taxing the true value of land


The land value tax is getting attention these days, mostly as a way to spur redevelopment. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to raise taxes on vacant parcels in outer boroughs. Legacy Cities such as New London and Camden have been similarly interested in the theory that taxing land based on its value would prompt owners to improve the properties to start making a return. Connecticut lawmakers passed legislation allowing municipalities to apply to participate in a pilot program in land value taxation, and earlier this week, the Lincoln Institute held a special workshop in Hartford for elected officials, assessors and other tax officials to gain more understanding of how the tax might work. Full Story

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  • 03.25.2014
    The Design Dividend
    Lincoln/Loeb Fellow Helen Lochhead assesses the innovations in resilience underway in such competitions as Rebuild by Design, as cities prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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