Joyce Man, director of the Lincoln Institute’s China program and the Center for Urban Development and Land Policy at Peking University in Beijing, will deliver a keynote address on the evolving adoption of a residential property tax system in China, at the International Association of Assessing Officers’ 77th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration in Phoenix September 18-21. Man will be there with a delegation of Chinese property tax officials and scholars.
The Lincoln Institute will also host a seminar on September 19 from 1 to 4 p.m., including presentations by visiting fellow Daphne Kenyon and research analyst Adam Langley, co-authors of the Policy Focus Report Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Balancing Municipal and Non-Profit Interests; Richard W. England, a Lincoln Institute visiting fellow and professor of economics and natural resources at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, on whether use-value assessment of rural land has protected family farmers and prevented sprawl; and Daniel P. McMillen, Ph.D., also a Lincoln Institute visiting fellow and professor at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Department of Economics, University of Illinois, on non-parametric approaches in assessment.
Kenyon and Langley will also present at Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) by Nonprofit Organizations: The Next Property Tax Revenue Measure for New York?, a breakfast forum hosted by New York Law School's Center for Real Estate Studies, The Rooftops Project, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, on October 4, 2011 from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the New York Law School , 185 West Broadway, New York. And Kenyon talked about PILOTs at “Local Leadership and Innovation during the Financial Crisis ,” a roundtable co-sponsored by the German Marshall Fund and the Urban Land Institute, on September 9, 2011 in Washington. She was joined at the forum by Tom Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, New York City Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs, Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio, and many others in a wide-ranging discussion of how cities are responding to the ongoing fiscal crisis.