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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. 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...

  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

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

  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. 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. Implementing Value Capture in Latin America

    Policies and Tools for Urban Development
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2013

    This report provides a review of land value capture's antecedents in Latin America and its longstanding presence in the urban planning agenda. It also examines a variety of land value capture...

  7. 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...

  8. Improving the Performance of the Property Tax in Latin America

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2012

    This report focuses on three areas of property tax reform in Latin America: fiscal policy, tax policies, and assessment practices and collection procedures. It also draws on an ongoing property tax...

  9. 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...

  10. Assessing the Theory and Practice of Land Value Taxation

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Febrero 2010

    Through an examination of more than 30 countries and several U.S. municipalities that have implemented a land value tax as an alternative to the traditional property tax, this report helps officials...

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