Land Lines Magazine

Our free quarterly magazine draws on Lincoln Institute research to explore land-based solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Connecting the dots between our expertise and major global challenges, Land Lines shows why land policy matters.

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Cover of the October 2017 Issue of Land Lines

Land Lines, October 2017

This issue celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Peking University–Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, with articles on GIS-Assisted Mass Appraisal in Shenzhen, Sponge Cities, Drones and Land Policy, Conserving Panda Habitat, and WeChat Pay.

Land Lines, July 2017

This issue looks at strategies for revitalizing America’s smaller legacy cities, GASB 77 and the cost of property tax incentives for business, the future of U.S. public school revenue from the property tax, and Making Sense of Place, a Lincoln Institute initiative that will explore our human ties to land.

Land Lines, April 2017

This issue looks at value capture; business tax incentives; what app data can do for city planners; the latest comprehensive plans in Denver, Seattle, and Boston, where climate resilience and equity top the urban agenda; and the Capital Absorption Framework for community investment, helping cities attract and deploy the land, money, and other resources they need to improve quality of life.

Land Lines, Winter 2017

This issue features content on planning for greater social equity, the mystery of unspent federal grants, the future of conservation finance in Chile, the challenge of transplanting urban innovations, and the growing market for app-activated bike-shares in China.

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