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  1. Are Land Use and Development Changes Associated with Value Capture as a Result of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Investments?

    A Longitudinal Land Parcel Data Analysis of the First Phase of the BRT System in Bogota, Colombia
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    C. Erik Vergel-Tovar and Patrick Welch

    There has been a rapid growth of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the world. Currently, more than 200 cities have this type of mass transportation system. Few studies have examined the association...

  2. Taxes and Economic Development

    An Update on the State of the Economics Literature
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    Andrew Hanson

    There is a large literature examining the effect of taxes and tax concessions on local economic development, but the last comprehensive review of taxes and economic development was Wasylenko (1997),...

  3. Agentes económicos en el mercado del suelo urbano de Santiago de Chile, período 2010–2015

    Aportes a la discusión pública
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    Pablo Wainer Infante, Ivo Gasic Klett, and Rodrigo Sánchez Leiva

    Se estudia la formación de reservas de suelo urbano por agentes de intermediación financiera, en especial compañías aseguradoras, y de qué forma dichos agentes econ...

  4. Exploring the Use of Land Value Capture Instruments for Green Resilient Infrastructure Benefits

    A Framework Applied in Cali, Colombia
    Documentos de trabajo
    Julio 2019
    Stelios Grafakos, Alexandra Tsatsou, Luca D'Acci, James Kostaras, Adriana Patricia López Valencia, Nohemi Ramirez Aranda, and Barbara Summers

    Building resilient infrastructure is one of the major challenges cities face due to urbanization rates and climate change. Financing these investments is an additional challenge particularly for...

  5. Financing Transit Oriented Development by Value Capture

    Negotiating Better Public Infrastructure
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2019
    Erwin van der Krabben, Ary Samsura, and Jinshuo Wang

    A recent World Bank report warns of the increasing problems of car-dependent urbanization (Suzuki et al. 2015), particularly in rapidly growing cities in developing countries. The integration of...

  6. Land Conversion and Misallocation Across Cities in China

    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2019
    Shihe Fu, Xiaocong Xu, and Junfu Zhang

    The Chinese government has been using quotas to control the amount of farmland that can be converted for urban uses in different cities every year. Using a sample of more than 1.5 million land-lease...

  7. The Role of Micro-Entrepreneurship in Emerging Land Markets

    A Case Study of Rental Markets in Havana, Cuba
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2019
    Raúl Santiago-Bartolomei, Marlon G. Boarnet, Annette M. Kim, and Nicole E. Esparza

    The government of Cuba has recently allowed its citizens to buy, sell, and rent property as part of a broader set of reforms that foster land market liberalization and micro-entrepreneurship by way...

  8. Finanzas municipales en México

    Por qué unos municipios recaudan más y gastan mejor
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2019
    Mónica Unda Gutiérrez, with collaboration from Humberto Morones Hernández

    El municipio promedio en México se ha hecho más dependiente de las transferencias fiscales y no ha aumentado sus niveles de inversión. Sin embargo, la imagen agregada disfraza la...

  9. Is Informal Transit Land-Oriented? Investigating the Links Between Informal Transit and Land-Use Planning in Quito, Ecuador

    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2019
    Julie Gamble and Elisa Puga

    Like many Latin American cities, Quito has undergone rapid urban transformation due to transportation interventions aimed at improving equity and environmental outcomes. Yet, informal transport...

  10. Residential Property Taxation in New York City

    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2019
    Moses Gates

    This working paper sets forth the recent history and current structure of New York City’s residential property tax system, as well as large-scale inequities, possible points of needed reform,...

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