The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Program on the People’s Republic of China cordially invites proposals for academic papers addressing land, urban and fiscal issues relating to urbanization in China. Preference will be given to policy-oriented empirical studies and international comparative studies. Three focus areas are indicated below:
Municipal Finance. This area focuses on the effects of municipal finance on urban development, the role of municipal finance in local service delivery, assessment of land value capture practices, as well as the issues relating to municipal fiscal sustainability.
Land Policy. This area focuses on issues relating to urban or rural land policy reform, and the efficiency and equity of land use management.
Urban Structure Analysis. This area focuses on the patterns, dynamics, and outcomes of urban spatial structure (e.g. accessibility, housing markets, spatial inequalities, job and residential locations, land use and transport interactions, and industrial locations) in large cities, mega-cities, or urban regions, from one or more of the following perspectives—economic, social, environmental, and institutional.