Planning and Financing Sustainable and Equitable Cities: Global Views on Land Value Capture (A 75th Anniversary Lincoln Institute Dialogue)

October 27, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Free, offered in English

Land value capture is a policy approach that enables communities to recover and reinvest land value increases that result from public investment and other government actions. Land value capture is rooted in the notion that public action should generate public benefit. As challenges mount from rapid urbanization, deteriorating infrastructure, climate change, and more, this funding source has never been more important to the future of municipalities. When used in conjunction with good governance and urban planning principles, land value capture can be an integral tool to help governments advance positive fiscal, social, and environmental outcomes. Moderated by the Lincoln Institute’s Director of International Initiatives Enrique Silva, this 75th Anniversary Lincoln Institute Dialogue will introduce the Global Compendium on Land Value Capture, a collaborative effort between the Lincoln Institute and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The first-ever overview of land value capture across the globe, the compendium details policy frameworks in 60 countries. Speakers from the OECD and the German Development Agency, GIZ, will highlight how and why land value capture is relevant for cities today, why their agencies are working to promote its use, and how global partnerships may help scale up the use and improve the effectiveness of an important land-based financing tool. 

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Barbara Scholz
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Rudiger Ahrend
Head of the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Enrique Silva
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


October 27, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration Period
October 7, 2021 - October 27, 2021
Registration Fee


Local Government, Municipal Fiscal Health, Public Finance, Value Capture