Each month in At Lincoln House, working papers recently posted at the Lincoln Institute web site will be listed, with one selected as a highlight. This month's is Not Your Ordinary Joe: The St. Joe Company and Florida's Great Northwest, by Tim Chapin, a regular researcher for the Lincoln Institute and associate professor in Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. The paper examines the impact of the former paper company's growing real estate development portfolio in the Florida panhandle, how small local governments have had to process significant project proposals, the community and economic development efforts undertaken by the company to win support, and the new regional planning efforts that have blossomed in the area.
Other recently posted working papers include:
The Impact of Customary Landholding on Emerging Land Markets in Enugu, Nigeria. Traditional practices in changing conditions in Africa.
Impact of Mumbai (India) Textile Mill Land Development on Land Use and Real Estate Markets. The phasing out of cotton textile mills occupying land in the heart of the city.
Which Schools Matter? Disentangling the Impact of Zoned Schools and Choice Schools on House Prices in New York City. Public schools and property values.
Measuring the Effect of State Income Tax Incentives on Land Conservation. The motivations of landowners to donate conservation easements.
University Real Estate Development: Campus Expansion in Urban Settings. Projects on or outside the campus periphery.
The Conservation Movement: Success Through the Selection and Design of Local Referenda. How conservation measures - 1,550 from 1998 to 2006 -- get on the ballot.
Urban Nature Centers and Housing Prices in Chicago. Property value and revenue benefits of a restored nature center in the city.
The Effects of Land Policy on Urban Land Prices in Bogotá. The impact of a levy on land value increments and other instruments.
Shifts in reliance on property tax, state and local spending.
Access to Land, Local Taxes and Financing of Urban Development: The Case of Santiago, Chile. New housing, property taxes and public sector investment.
Value capture for Urban Development: An Inter-American Comparison. A look at the use of value capture in North America and Latin America.
The Illinois Property Tax: History and Structure. How one state limits both property tax revenues and rates.