Negotiating Better Public InfrastructureDocumentos de trabajoJunio 2019Erwin 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...
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.
For Taxes Paid in 2018OtroJunio 2019Lincoln 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...
Regional Strategies to Address the Bay Area Affordability CrisisRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By Emma Zehner, June 21, 2019
Though each of the Bay Area’s municipalities are experiencing the region’s housing shortage through a different lens, the message from local planners at the APA conference in the spring...
Videos y multimediaJunio 2019Episode 2 of the Land Matters podcast
with Anthony Flint and Randy Shaw
Those in the “Yes in My Backyard” or YIMBY movement have a simple goal: increase the supply of housing in cities across the US, and sky-high prices should come down. But they face a...
Episode 2: Yes in My BackyardRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By 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?
A Case Study of Rental Markets in Havana, CubaDocumentos de trabajoMayo 2019Raúl Santiago-Bartolomei, Marlon G. Boarnet, Annette M. Kim, and Nicole E. Esparza
The government of Cuba has recently allowed its citizens to buy, sell, and rent property as part of a broader set of reforms that foster land market liberalization and micro-entrepreneurship by way...
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.
Por qué unos municipios recaudan más y gastan mejorDocumentos de trabajoMayo 2019Mónica Unda Gutiérrez, with collaboration from Humberto Morones Hernández
El municipio promedio en México se ha hecho más dependiente de las transferencias fiscales y no ha aumentado sus niveles de inversión. Sin embargo, la imagen agregada disfraza la...
Study Shows Benefits of Shared Equity Housing for Affordability and Wealth-BuildingRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Brandon Frazier and Will Jason, May 16, 2019
Shared equity housing programs are designed to provide a key to those who are locked out of homeownership. As new research shows, the programs do just that.