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  1. The Empty House Next Door

    Understanding and Reducing Vacancy and Hypervacancy in the United States
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2018
    Alan Mallach

    Renowned city planner and housing advocate Alan Mallach assesses the problem of vacant properties in the United States and recommends mitigation strategies for local officials, nonprofits, and...

  2. Buy-In for Buyouts

    The Case for Managed Retreat from Flood Zones
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2016
    Robert Freudenberg, Ellis Calvin, Laura Tolkoff, and Dare Brawley

    This report presents an in-depth study of buyouts in the New York metropolitan region following Hurricanes Irene and Sandy as a tool for adaptation against flooding. It provides an overview of...

  3. Detroit and the Property Tax

    Strategies to Improve Equity and Enhance Revenue
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2015
    Gary Sands and Mark Skidmore

    In December 2014, the City of Detroit emerged from bankruptcy with a plan that cut $7 billion from the city’s $18 billion debt load. Although the causes of the bankruptcy were complex, a...

  4. Inclusionary Housing

    Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2015
    Rick Jacobus

    Roughly 500 communities in the United States have developed inclusionary housing policies, which require developers of new market-rate real estate to provide some units that are affordable to low-...

  5. Governing and Financing Cities in the Developing World

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2014
    Roy W. Bahl and Johannes F. Linn

    The economic activity that drives growth in developing countries is heavily concentrated in urban areas. Big cities generate the most dynamic economic development, the strongest links to the global...

  6. Arrested Developments

    Combating Zombie Subdivisions and Other Excess Entitlements
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Enero 2014
    Jim Holway, Don Elliott, and Anna Trentadue

    In the U.S. Intermountain West, the real estate boom and bust of the 2000s left many residential development projects incomplete. Across many of the region’s counties, the rate of vacant subdivision...

  7. Preventing House Price Bubbles

    Lessons from the 2006–2012 Bust
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 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...

  8. Regularización de asentamientos informales en América Latina

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Octubre 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...

  9. Regularização de Assentamentos Informais na América Latina

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Octubre 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...

  10. Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 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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