How a New Land Policy Could Help Unwind Apartheid in Cape Town, South AfricaRevista Land LinesOctubre 2019By Will Jason, October 18, 2019
Twenty-five years after apartheid, Cape Town is still deeply segregated. One solution could lie in a policy that taps rising real estate values to create affordable housing in neighborhoods with good...
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?
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.
Let's Talk TIFRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Anthony Flint, May 28, 2019
Tax increment financing is one of the most widely used—and least understood—public finance mechanisms in the U.S. today. David Merriman, one of the foremost experts on TIF, talks about what communities and states can do to avoid the pitfalls.
As Real Estate Booms, Can Texas Offer Property Tax Relief?Revista Land LinesMarzo 2019By Will Jason, March 19, 2019
As property tax bills rise, Texas is looking to provide relief without hurting public services.
Revista Land LinesDiciembre 2018By Will Jason, December 14, 2018
As U.S. cities struggle to provide adequate infrastructure and affordable housing, many are underutilizing one of their greatest assets: the land on which they sit. They can look to an unlikely place...
Land Value Capture: Tools to Finance Our Urban FutureRevista Land LinesOctubre 2018By Lourdes Germán and Allison Ehrich Bernstein
This Year’s Big Idea: Unlocking the Value of LandRevista Land LinesOctubre 2018By Lincoln Institute Staff
Land value capture was rich food for thought at the Daniel Burnham Forum on Big Ideas at the American Planning Association Policy Conference in Washington, DC.
Tax Incentives for Amazon HQ2—When Winners End Up Losers?Revista Land LinesSeptiembre 2018By David Franco
Amazon wants tax incentives to locate its second headquarters. Could the costs outweigh the benefits for a city like Boston?
Why Tax Increment Financing Often Fails and How Communities Can Do BetterRevista Land LinesSeptiembre 2018By Will Jason, September 11, 2018
Tax increment financing, or TIF, is a wildly popular economic development tool in the United States, but it often falls short of its promise to revitalize struggling neighborhoods.