On Leading a Post-Industrial City in a Post-National WorldRevista Land LinesSeptiembre 2019By Anthony Flint, September 12, 2019
Marvin Rees was born in Bristol, U.K., and grew up in the city’s public housing. From there, he went on to study economic history and politics at Swansea University, then global development at...
Episode 4: Solutions in SlumsRevista Land LinesAgosto 2019By Anthony Flint, August 30, 2019
Over the years, cities have responded to the expansion of such informal settlements with a range of policies including eviction and relocation. But some suggest that cities should stop thinking of slums as a problem to be solved.
Amid substandard living conditions, glimmers of hopeVideos y multimediaAgosto 2019
Slums have been a feature of cities for centuries, and accelerating global urbanization has led to an unprecedented number of people living in substandard conditions. Cities have responded with a...
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),...
Negotiating Better Public InfrastructureDocumentos de trabajoJunio 2019Erwin 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...
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...
Episode 2: Yes in My BackyardRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By Anthony Flint, June 19, 2019
A movement has gained momentum under the banner of YIMBY: Yes in My Backyard, but it faces opposition from longtime homeowners. Is there a path forward to create new housing in high-cost cities?
Documentos de trabajoJunio 2019Shihe 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...