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  1. Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Economic Development

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2018
    David Merriman

    “This report will be the ‘go-to’ resource for public policy practitioners, municipal officials, and worldwide local development officers for two reasons. First, it is written by a...

  2. Detroit and the Property Tax

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

    This report outlines the problems underlying the erosion of Detroit's property tax base—a factor that contributed to the city's bankruptcy in 2013. It offers recommendations for reform...

  3. Use-Value Assessment of Rural Lands

    Time for Reform?
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2015

    Use-value assessment (UVA) is the practice of valuing rural land according to its current use rather than its market value to reduce property taxes for rural land owners in the United States. This...

  4. Inclusionary Housing

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

    This report illustrates how local governments can realize the full benefits of inclusionary housing policies, which require developers of new market-rate real estate to provide some affordable units...

  5. Lessons from Sandy

    Federal Policies to Build Climate-Resilient Coastal Regions
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Abril 2014
    Robert Pirani and Laura Tolkoff

    This report, spurred by aftermath of Hurrican Sandy, identifies a set of policies, regulations, and administrative practices that federal agencies can adopt to help coastal metropolitan regions...

  6. Rethinking Property Tax Incentives for Business

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2012

    State and local governments use many types of peroperty tax incentives to increase business development. This report reviews those incentives, summarizes the literature regarding their effectiveness...

  7. Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Abril 2012
    Jim Holway, C.J. Gabbe, Frank Hebbert, Jason Lally, Robert Matthews, and Ray Quay

    In the face of increasing complexity and uncertainty, planners, public officials, and community residents need new tools to anticipate and shape the future. Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools...

  8. High-Speed Rail

    International Lessons for U.S. Policy Makers
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2011
    Petra Todorovich, Daniel Schned, and Robert Lane

    High-speed rail has been adopted throughout the world, and is now being planned and developed in the United States. Over the past 50 years, U.S. transportation spending has favored the development of...

  9. Making Room for a Planet of Cities

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Enero 2011
    Shlomo Angel, with Jason Parent, Daniel L. Civco, and Alejandro M. Blei

    This report—the precursor to Planet of Cities—provides policy makers and planners with a conceptual framework for understanding urban expansion and provides research-based suggestions for...

  10. Payments in Lieu of Taxes

    Balancing Municipal and Nonprofit Interests
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2010

    Payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) programs for nonprofits provide crucial revenue for many municipalities, but they are not perfect. Through case studies and research, this report provides guidelines...

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