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  1. Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Economic Development

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2018
    David Merriman

    This Policy Focus Report will be available the first week of September 2018. Virtually every U.S. state allows some form of tax increment financing (TIF) — using the increased property tax...

  2. Buy-In for Buyouts

    The Case for Managed Retreat from Flood Zones
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2016
    Robert Freudenberg, Ellis Calvin, Laura Tolkoff, and Dare Brawley

    This report presents an in-depth study of buyouts in the New York metropolitan region following Hurricanes Irene and Sandy as a tool for adaptation against flooding. It provides an overview of...

  3. Detroit and the Property Tax

    Strategies to Improve Equity and Enhance Revenue
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2015
    Gary Sands and Mark Skidmore

    In December 2014, the City of Detroit emerged from bankruptcy with a plan that cut $7 billion from the city’s $18 billion debt load. Although the causes of the bankruptcy were complex, a...

  4. Use-Value Assessment of Rural Lands

    Time for Reform?
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2015

    Use-value assessment (UVA) is the practice of valuing rural land according to its current use rather than its market value to reduce property taxes for rural land owners in the United States. This...

  5. Mejoramiento del desempeño del impuesto sobre la propiedad en América Latina

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Octubre 2015

    This report, Mejoramiento del desempeño del impuesto sobre la propiedad en América Latina (Improving the Performance of the Property Tax in Latin America), presents a comprehensive...

  6. Inclusionary Housing

    Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2015
    Rick Jacobus

    Roughly 500 communities in the United States have developed inclusionary housing policies, which require developers of new market-rate real estate to provide some units that are affordable to low-...

  7. Conserving State Trust Lands

    Strategies for the Intermountain West
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Marzo 2015
    Susan Culp and Joe Marlow

    States are obligated to generate income from state trust lands to fund public institutions, through mining, grazing, agriculture, or logging. However, this report—a product of Western Lands and...

  8. Recuperação de Mais-Valias Fundiárias na América Latina

    Políticas e Instrumentos para o Desenvolvimento Urbano
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2014

    Urbanization in Latin America is associated with strong pressure for the supply of serviced land, resulting in significant changes in land values that are distributed unequally among landowners and...

  9. Governing and Financing Cities in the Developing World

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2014
    Roy W. Bahl and Johannes F. Linn

    The economic activity that drives growth in developing countries is heavily concentrated in urban areas. Big cities generate the most dynamic economic development, the strongest links to the global...

  10. Lessons from Sandy

    Federal Policies to Build Climate-Resilient Coastal Regions
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Abril 2014
    Robert Pirani and Laura Tolkoff

    When Hurricane Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012, it brought much of the New York–New Jersey–Connecticut metropolitan area to a standstill. It flooded key arteries in and out of New...

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