The Lincoln Institute’s courses and events address a wide range of topics, providing a platform for the discussion of emerging issues and current research in land policy. These programs offer participants the opportunity to gain up-to-date insights and exchange ideas with scholars and practitioners who have developed and used the latest land policy tools and techniques. Some courses and research seminars are designed for invited senior professionals, policy makers, and scholars. Other programs are available by open enrollment to practitioners, policy advisers, community activists, and others.

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Urban professionals and academics from all over Latin America traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to learn about informal land markets, regularization programs and preventive policies.

A broad mix of professionals, scholars, and concerned citizens participate in the education programs offered by the Lincoln Institute. In our U.S. courses, participants include local and state officials and professional policy advisers who guide and make decisions every day about land, urban and regional planning, and tax policy in their communities.  These programs also attract business and industry leaders, civic activists, journalists, and representatives of nongovernmental organizations. In our international programs, participants are generally scholars, senior land and tax policy officials, and administrators from local and national governments. 

Our online course offerings include self-paced learning modules that cover topics such as planning principles, land use, and taxation. A selection of these self-paced courses has been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for continuing education and professional development credits. Moderated courses on land policy topics in Latin America (taught in Spanish) are open for applications two to four times per year.


The Lincoln Institute holds conferences, seminars, workshops, and other events in the U.S. and around the world to bring together practitioners, policy makers, journalists, and citizens, and to foster collaboration with leading organizations in the field. Every spring and fall, the Institute also presents a number of scholars, practitioners and authors in its Lincoln Lecture series at Lincoln House in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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