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  1. Mayor's Desk

    On Leading a Post-Industrial City in a Post-National World
    Revista Land Lines
    Septiembre 2019
    By 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...

  2. Land Matters Podcast

    Episode 4: Solutions in Slums
    Revista Land Lines
    Agosto 2019
    By 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.

  3. Podcast: Solutions in Slums

    Amid substandard living conditions, glimmers of hope
    Videos y multimedia
    Agosto 2019
    Episode 4 of the Land Matters podcast with Anthony Flint, Enrique Silva, and Theresa Williamson.

    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...

  4. Economic Development

    Vermont Attempts a Kinder, Gentler TIF—But Will it Work?
    Revista Land Lines
    Agosto 2019
    By 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?

  5. Taxes and Economic Development

    An Update on the State of the Economics Literature
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    Andrew 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),...

  6. Financing Transit Oriented Development by Value Capture

    Negotiating Better Public Infrastructure
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2019
    Erwin 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...

  7. Property Tax

    Fifty-State Study Details Growing Tax Breaks for Longtime Homeowners
    Revista Land Lines
    Junio 2019
    By 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.

  8. 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

    For Taxes Paid in 2018
    Otro
    Junio 2019
    Lincoln 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...

  9. Land Matters Podcast

    Episode 2: Yes in My Backyard
    Revista Land Lines
    Junio 2019
    By 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?

  10. Land Conversion and Misallocation Across Cities in China

    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2019
    Shihe 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...

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