Vermont Attempts a Kinder, Gentler TIF—But Will it Work?Revista Land LinesAgosto 2019By Will Jason, August 20, 2019
Vermont has enacted some of the nation’s tightest restrictions on tax increment financing, a common economic development tool with a less-than-stellar track record. Can these guardrails make TIF work?
An Update on the State of the Economics LiteratureDocumentos de trabajoAgosto 2019Andrew 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),...
“Why Do I Have to Be the Man to Bring You the Bad News?”Revista Land LinesJulio 2019By William Whitaker
The following is an excerpt from a longer essay in Design with Nature Now. Its title refers to the opening line of Ian McHarg’s speech at the first Earth Day in 1970. As a native of Clydebank,...
Design in the AnthropoceneRevista Land LinesJulio 2019By Richard Weller, Karen M’Closkey, Billy Fleming, and Frederick Steiner
Fifty years after the publication of Ian McHarg’s seminal book Design with Nature, a new volume pays tribute to his ideas. Published by the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of...
Traverse Before TransectRevista Land LinesJulio 2019By Anuradha Mathur
Ian McHarg introduced me to the ecological transect. It situated me uniquely in the land to which I had recently arrived as a student from India, 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) away. I was not just...
A Few Choruses Low Down, but Not So Blue for IanRevista Land LinesJulio 2019By Laurie Olin
The publication of Design with Nature forever changed the field of landscape architecture. The book, its ecological point of view, its rational method, and its author also had a significant and...
Restoring Nature to Its Rightful PlaceRevista Land LinesJulio 2019
“You’ve got no future!” Author and landscape ecologist Ian McHarg made that proclamation to thousands of people at the first Earth Day in 1970, hoping to open their eyes to society...
From New York City to Jining, China, These Projects Exemplify the Principle of Designing with NatureRevista Land LinesJulio 2019Edited by Frederick Steiner, Richard Weller, Karen M’Closkey, and Billy Fleming
Design with Nature Now spotlights 25 projects around the world that exemplify and extend Ian McHarg’s design philosophy. This article offers a glimpse of five such projects: the Malpai...
Fifty-State Study Details Growing Tax Breaks for Longtime HomeownersRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By Will Jason, June 25, 2019
In states with property tax assessment limits, tax breaks for longtime homeowners are growing at the expense of new homeowners, a new study shows.
For Taxes Paid in 2018OtroJunio 2019Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
As the largest source of revenue raised by local governments, a well-functioning property tax system is critical for promoting municipal fiscal health. This report documents the wide range of...