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  1. Affordable Housing

    How a New Land Policy Could Help Unwind Apartheid in Cape Town, South Africa
    Revista Land Lines
    Octubre 2019
    By Will Jason, October 18, 2019

    Twenty-five years after apartheid, Cape Town is still deeply segregated. One solution could lie in a policy that taps rising real estate values to create affordable housing in neighborhoods with good...

  2. Are Land Use and Development Changes Associated with Value Capture as a Result of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Investments?

    A Longitudinal Land Parcel Data Analysis of the First Phase of the BRT System in Bogota, Colombia
    Documentos de trabajo
    Agosto 2019
    C. Erik Vergel-Tovar and Patrick Welch

    There has been a rapid growth of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the world. Currently, more than 200 cities have this type of mass transportation system. Few studies have examined the association...

  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. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. Podcast: Yes in My Backyard

    Videos y multimedia
    Junio 2019
    Episode 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...

  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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