The Academy as Nature’s AgentLibrosNoviembre 2014Edited by James N. Levitt with a foreword by Stephen Woodley
Twenty-first-century conservationists are contending with biodiversity loss on an unprecedented scale, compounded by the interrelated threat of climate change. These global challenges call for first-...
Lessons Learned in the FieldDocumentos de trabajoAgosto 2014Eric J. Roberts
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Sonoran Institute, and the Consensus Building Institute jointly researched several exploratory scenario planning processes to identify and compile lessons...
Documentos de trabajoJulio 2014Robert Hickey, Lisa Sturtevant, and Emily Thaden
Inclusionary housing policies are local land use policies that link approvals for market-rate housing to the creation of affordable homes for low- and moderate-income households. The primary goals of...
Davis Square, SomervilleVideos y multimediaJunio 2014
Julie Campoli, author of Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, shows how Davis Square in Somerville, Mass. has all the essential ingredients of a well-designed, walkable neighborhoods.
Distributional Aspects of SchoolingPonenciasMayo 2014Eric Hanushek
Eric A. Hanushek analyzes the impact of human capital on economic outcomes, arguing that cognitive skills are a better measure of human capital than years of schooling. He focuses on urban schools...
How the Quest for Land Value Created the American School SystemPonenciasMayo 2014
This paper by William A. Fischel is an economic history of K–12 education and the structure of school districts. As the second part of the title suggests, Fischel argues that land or property values...
This paper reviews the role of the property tax in funding K–12 education. At present, local and state governments each contribute a national average of 44 percent of the funds spent on public...
Trends, Issues, and OutlookPonenciasMayo 2014Henry Coleman
This paper by Henry A. Coleman examines a wide range of nontraditional revenue sources, including local-option personal income and general sales taxes, user charges and fees, gaming revenues, private...
Using Housing Policy to Improve Access to Quality EducationPonenciasMayo 2014Elizabeth Mueller and Shannon Van Zandt
Elizabeth J. Mueller and Shannon S. Van Zandt argue that private restrictive covenants, land use and zoning regulations, and federal housing policies have played a major role in creating income and...
Residential Histories, Geography of Opportunities, and Educational Achievement in the City of SantiagoPonenciasMayo 2014Carolina 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...