A Case-Shiller Index for China
The Peking University--Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy and the Hang Lung Center for Real Estate at Tsinghua University recently launched a new initiative to better track the price of housing in rapidly urbanizing China. The China Quality-Controlled Urban Housing Price Indices, modeled after the Case-Shiller Housing Price Index, were announced late last year at a press conference in Beijing attended by media, researchers, and real estate professionals.
State legislators confront revenue volatility, tax reform
State legislators from each of the New England states attended the annual Economic Perspectives on State and Local Taxes seminar at the Lincoln Institute last month, a convening organized in partnership with the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Tax and fiscal experts from across the country discussed revenue volatility, property taxes, infrastructure funding, and state tax reform.
Top 5 innovations in land conservation from around the world
Five winning essays about innovations in land conservation, from a competition run by the Lincoln Institute in partnership with GlobalPost and The Groundtruth Project, have been smartly packaged on The Huffington Post. The new ideas in sustainability and finance include the restoration of the Colorado River, coordination with the military to create new conservation lands, and preserving rainforest jaguar habitat in Brazil.
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