Streetlights Are Getting Smarter—Are We?Revista Land LinesSeptiembre 2019By 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...
Seattle Utility, Housing Groups Launch Bold Experiment in Climate EquityRevista Land LinesAgosto 2019By 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...
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?
An Update on the State of the Economics LiteratureDocumentos de trabajoAgosto 2019Andrew 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),...
Revista Land LinesJulio 2019Editado 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...
A Framework Applied in Cali, ColombiaDocumentos de trabajoJulio 2019Stelios 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...
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...
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.