Lincoln Institute visiting fellow Andrew Reschovsky will kick off the spring Lincoln Lecture series Wednesday Feb. 6 at 12 noon at Lincoln House with Property Tax Responses to State Aid Cuts: Lessons from the Post-2001 State Fiscal Crisis. All Lincoln Lectures are free and open to the public; but registration is required; for this and all Lincoln Lectures posted here, just click on the lecture title to do so.
University as Civic Partner, a three-day national conference co-sponsored by the Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory at Arizona State University, will explore the unique responsibilities of universities as urban developers, February 14-16 in Phoenix. Registration is here.
Also in Phoenix February 15: a special one-day course led by Harvey Jacobs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Land Use and Property Rights in America. Julie Campoli, co-author with Alex MacLean of Visualizing Density, will be at two events sponsored by Home Connecticut March 11 in Hartford and March 12 in Fairfield, Conn. Campoli, MacLean and Armando Carbonell, senior fellow and chair of the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute, will lead a session on designing density at the Congress for the New Urbanism XVI in Austin, Texas April 3-6.
Every year the Lincoln Institute joins with the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University to name a joint fellow, and this year's is Douglas Meffert, an environmental scientist who co-chaired the Sustainability Subcommittee of the Bring New Orleans Back Commission. His talk, The Resilience of New Orleans: Urban and Coastal Adaptation to Disasters and Climate Change, will be Wednesday, April 23 at 12 noon at Lincoln House.
Universities have a powerful presence in urban environments not just in the U.S. but around the world. David C. Perry, director of the Great Cities Institute and professor of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Wim Wiewel, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Baltimore, will discuss their new book, Global Universities and Urban Development: Case Studies and Analysis, published by M.E. Sharpe and the Lincoln Institute, Wednesday May 28 at Lincoln House at 4 p.m., followed by a book-signing and reception.
The final Lincoln Lecture of the spring series is by Claudia De Cesare, a property tax adviser to the Secretariat of Finance in the municipality of Porto Alegre, Brazil and principal developer "Comparative Analysis of Property Tax in Latin America," in the Resources and Tools section of the Lincoln Institute Web site. Understanding the Performance of Taxes on Property in Latin American Countries: A Preliminary Analysis is set for Thursday, June 12 at 12 noon at Lincoln House.