30 Years of Land Value Capture in São Paulo

September 21, 2020 - October 1, 2020


Free, offered in English

This online professional development course will take place on September 21, 22, 24, 29, and October 1, 2020, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern Time Zone each day.

This course will explain the legal framework, mechanics, and outcomes of land value capture approaches developed in São Paulo, Brazil, during the past three decades. Value capture has enabled the city to harness land and real estate value increases as a way to overcome urban development challenges, such as infrastructure financing and social housing provision.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and understand the economic and planning elements that support land value capture.
  • Comprehend technical and contextual aspects of land value capture instruments used in São Paulo.
  • Evaluate the results of the São Paulo experience using value capture by getting insights on projects developed through land-based financing mechanisms.


This course will be taught in English and is designed for an international audience of researchers, real estate developers, public officials, and policymakers.


For more information, please contact Luis Quintanilla Tamez at

Space is limited.


September 21, 2020 - October 1, 2020
Application Period
August 26, 2020 - September 9, 2020
Selection Notification Date
September 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM
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