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  1. City Tech

    Streetlights Are Getting Smarter—Are We?
    Revista Land Lines
    Septiembre 2019
    By Rob Walker, September 27, 2019

    In 1879, a delegation of officials from Detroit took a steamship across Lake Erie to Cleveland, where they examined the nation’s first electric streetlights. Three weeks earlier, inventor and...

  2. Climate Resilience

    Seattle Utility, Housing Groups Launch Bold Experiment in Climate Equity
    Revista Land Lines
    Agosto 2019
    By Emma Zehner, August 20, 2019

    In the next decade, Seattle Public Utilities will invest $100 million in stormwater management and water quality infrastructure in one of the city’s only remaining affordable neighborhoods. A...

  3. Economic Development

    Vermont Attempts a Kinder, Gentler TIF—But Will it Work?
    Revista Land Lines
    Agosto 2019
    By 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?

  4. Taxes and Economic Development

    An Update on the State of the Economics Literature
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    Andrew Hanson

    There is a large literature examining the effect of taxes and tax concessions on local economic development, but the last comprehensive review of taxes and economic development was Wasylenko (1997),...

  5. Land Lines, Julio 2019

    Revista Land Lines
    Julio 2019
    Editado por Katharine Wroth

    Este número incluye extractos del libro Design with Nature Now (octubre de 2019), que presenta algunos de los proyectos actuales de diseño ecológico más avanzados, en...

  6. Exploring the Use of Land Value Capture Instruments for Green Resilient Infrastructure Benefits

    A Framework Applied in Cali, Colombia
    Documentos de trabajo
    Julio 2019
    Stelios Grafakos, Alexandra Tsatsou, Luca D'Acci, James Kostaras, Adriana Patricia López Valencia, Nohemi Ramirez Aranda, and Barbara Summers

    Building resilient infrastructure is one of the major challenges cities face due to urbanization rates and climate change. Financing these investments is an additional challenge particularly for...

  7. Financing Transit Oriented Development by Value Capture

    Negotiating Better Public Infrastructure
    Documentos de trabajo
    Junio 2019
    Erwin 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...

  8. Property Tax

    Fifty-State Study Details Growing Tax Breaks for Longtime Homeowners
    Revista Land Lines
    Junio 2019
    By 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.

  9. 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

    For Taxes Paid in 2018
    Otro
    Junio 2019
    Lincoln 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...

  10. A New Podcast

    Let's Talk TIF
    Revista Land Lines
    Mayo 2019
    By 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.

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