Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes
A “mutual gains” approach based on consensus-building promises to help resolve increasingly contentious land use disputes, according to new practical guide published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.Political polarization, redevelopment proposals, and tensions over property rights in the wake of intense storms such as Hurricane Sandy have complicated the role of local and regional governments, say Sean Nolon, Ona Ferguson, and Pat Field in Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes, which includes a forward by Bruce Babbitt.
Raphael Bostic, Anthony Coyne join Lincoln Institute board
Raphael Bostic, until recently an assistant secretary at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama administration, and Anthony Coyne, a land use attorney with extensive experience in planning in the City of Cleveland, were named as members of the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. “These extraordinarily accomplished men bring experience and wisdom in planning, housing, and land use, adding to the diversity of perspectives on the Lincoln Institute board,” said Kathryn J. Lincoln, chair and chief investment officer for the Lincoln Institute.
Land values, real estate, and education
The relationship between land values, real estate, and the provision of education will be explored at Education, Land and Location, the Lincoln Institute’s 8th annual Land Policy Conference June 2‐4, 2013 at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge. The three-day gathering of scholars, researchers and practitioners will consider the use of property taxes as a funding mechanism for local public schools, the role that school quality plays in household location decisions, how the perceived quality of schools affects real estate values, and the growth of new alternatives such as charter schools and homeschooling.
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