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  1. Housing Policies and Urban Development

    Lessons from the Latin American Experience, 1960–2010
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Eduardo Rojas

    Access and opportunity are tied in many different ways to location. One’s neighborhood and neighbors can have dramatic effects on health and political, socioeconomic, and education opportunities and...

  2. Residential Histories, Geography of Opportunities, and Educational Achievement in the City of Santiago

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Carolina Flores

    This paper explores a fascinating international example of innovation in school choice. In 1980, Chile implemented a universal education voucher. This makes Santiago, a city that exhibits a high...

  3. Metropolitan Governance and Finance in São Paulo

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Deborah L. Wetzel

    With a population of 11.2 million residents, São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, and the world’s seventh largest city by population. The city is...

  4. Metropolitan Infrastructure and Capital Finance

    Ponencias
    Abril 2013
    Gregory K. Ingram, Zhi Liu, and Karin L. Brandt

    This paper provides a baseline analysis and comparison of private participation in key infrastructure (energy, transportation, telecommunications, water and sanitation) for developing countries...

  5. A New Financial Instrument of Value Capture in São Paulo

    Certificates of Additional Construction
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2010

    In this paper, Paulo Sandroni discusses a new instrument called the Certificates of Additional Construction Potential bonds (known in Brazil by the name Certificados de Potencial Adicional de...

  6. The Use of Eminent Domain in São Paulo, Bogotá, and Mexico City

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2009

    In this paper, Antonio Azuela examines the conditions under which eminent domain is used in São Paulo, Bogotá, and Mexico City. Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico all went through democratic transitions...

  7. Brazil’s Urban Land and Housing Markets

    How Well Are They Working?
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    David E. Dowall

    As does the United States, Brazil faces many housing policy challenges. David E. Dowell points out that Brazilian housing is expensive and lacks local services and secure land tenure—a phenomenon...

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