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  1. Implementación de la recuperación de plusvalías en América Latina

    Políticas e instrumentos para el desarrollo urbano
    Policy Focus Reports
    February 2014

    Urbanization in Latin America is associated with strong pressure for the supply of serviced land, resulting in significant changes in land values that are distributed unequally among landowners and...

  2. Arrested Developments

    Combating Zombie Subdivisions and Other Excess Entitlements
    Policy Focus Reports
    January 2014
    Jim Holway, Don Elliott, and Anna Trentadue

    Drawing on case studies, survey results, and data analyses of abandoned residential development projects in the U.S. Intermountain West, this report shows local leaders how to identify and overcome...

  3. Implementing Value Capture in Latin America

    Policies and Tools for Urban Development
    Policy Focus Reports
    June 2013

    This report provides a review of land value capture's antecedents in Latin America and its longstanding presence in the urban planning agenda. It also examines a variety of land value capture...

  4. Preventing House Price Bubbles

    Lessons from the 2006–2012 Bust
    Policy Focus Reports
    June 2013
    James R. Follain and Seth H. Giertz

    The boom and bust in house prices from 2006 to 2012 generated widespread fallout, affecting metropolitan areas across the country. But the extent of the damage varied widely, suggesting that local...

  5. Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities

    Policy Focus Reports
    May 2013
    Alan Mallach and Lavea Brachman

    This report explores the challenges of regenerating America's legacy cities and suggests ways to overcome obstacles such as job and population loss. Community and economic developers will learn...

  6. Melhorar o Desempenho do Imposto sobre a Propriedade Imobiliária na América Latina

    Policy Focus Reports
    January 2013

    This report, Melhorar o Desempenho do Imposto sobre a Propriedade Imobiliária na América Latina (Improving the Performance of the Property Tax in Latin America), presents a...

  7. Rethinking Property Tax Incentives for Business

    Policy Focus Reports
    June 2012

    State and local governments use many types of peroperty tax incentives to increase business development. This report reviews those incentives, summarizes the literature regarding their effectiveness...

  8. Improving the Performance of the Property Tax in Latin America

    Policy Focus Reports
    June 2012

    This report focuses on three areas of property tax reform in Latin America: fiscal policy, tax policies, and assessment practices and collection procedures. It also draws on an ongoing property tax...

  9. Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools

    Policy Focus Reports
    April 2012
    Jim Holway, C.J. Gabbe, Frank Hebbert, Jason Lally, Robert Matthews, and Ray Quay

    In the face of increasing complexity and uncertainty, planners, public officials, and community residents need new tools to anticipate and shape the future. Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools...

  10. Regularización de asentamientos informales en América Latina

    Policy Focus Reports
    October 2011

    In large Latin American cities the number of dwellings in informal settlements ranges from one-tenth to one-third of urban residences. These informal settlements are caused by low income, unrealistic...

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