The Lincoln Institute has expertise on a wide range of land policy and related topics. Please browse the list of experts below, and direct media inquiries to our public affairs team.

George W. McCarthy

President and Chief Executive Officer

Expertise: housing, infrastructure, public finance, city and regional planning, urban development, global urbanization, regional governance

 

 

Department of Planning and Urban Form

Armando Carbonell

Senior Fellow and Chair, Department of Planning and Urban Form

Expertise: city and regional planning, urban design, housing, green and blue infrastructure, regional governance, ecological urbanism
 

 

Amy Cotter

Manager, Urban Development Programs

Expertise: city and regional planning, equity, gentrification, scenario planning, economic development, sustainability, climate change

 

 

James N. Levitt

Program Manager, Land Conservation Programs

Expertise: land conservation, conservation finance, sustainability, climate change, land trusts, conservation easements

 

 

Peter Pollock

Manager of Western Programs

Expertise: city and regional planning, urban design, housing, scenario planning, sustainability

 

 

Department of Valuation and Taxation

Joan Youngman

Senior Fellow and Chair, Department of Valuation and Taxation

Expertise: property tax, tax-increment financing, land value taxation, valuation, assessment, law, public finance

 

 

Daphne A. Kenyon

Fellow

Expertise: property tax, tax-increment financing, payments in lieu of taxes, property tax incentives for business, property taxes and school finance, property tax developments in each of the 50 states

 

Adam H. Langley

Senior Research Analyst

Expertise: property tax, business tax incentives, nonprofit tax exemption and payments in lieu of taxes, property tax relief for homeowners, public finance, revenue trends, fiscal data

 

Andrew Reschovsky

Fellow

Expertise: state and local public finance, tax policy, school finance, municipal fiscal health

 

 

Department of International and Institute-Wide Initiatives

Lourdes Germán

Director of International and Institute-Wide Initiatives

Expertise: public finance, municipal debt markets, infrastructure, regional governance, law 

 

 

Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

Martim O. Smolka

Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean

Expertise: informal settlement (slums), urban development in Latin America, land value capture, housing, city and regional planning

 

 

Enrique Silva

Fellow and Associate Director

Expertise: city and regional planning, informal settlement (slums), land value capture, urban development in Latin America, urban governance
 

 

Program on the People’s Republic of China

Zhi Liu

Senior Fellow and Director, Program on The People's Republic of China

Expertise: infrastructure finance, municipal finance, urban development, housing policy, land policy in China

 

 

Center for Community Investment

Robin Hacke

Executive Director, Center for Community Investment

Expertise: community investment, social determinants of health, economic and community development, affordable housing finance, health system investment in community and population health

 

Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy

Jim Holway

Director, Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy

Expertise: water, sustainability, climate change, land use, regional governance, city and regional planning