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

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2018
    David Merriman

    “This report will be the ‘go-to’ resource for public policy practitioners, municipal officials, and worldwide local development officers for two reasons. First, it is written by a...

  2. The Past and Future of the Urban Property Tax

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Grant Driessen and Steven Sheffrin

    For U.S. cities, the property tax is the single largest source of own-source revenue, but the extent to which different cities rely on property tax revenues varies significantly. Grant Driessen and...

  3. An Evaluation of China’s Land Policy and Urban Housing Markets

    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015

    In this paper, Joyce Y. Man examines the evolution of Chinese housing policies and the growth of the Chinese housing market since the reforms of 1998, when the Chinese government ended its...

  4. Housing Policies and Urban Development

    Lessons from the Latin American Experience, 1960–2010
    Ponencias
    Noviembre 2015
    Eduardo Rojas

    Access and opportunity are tied in many different ways to location. One’s neighborhood and neighbors can have dramatic effects on health and political, socioeconomic, and education opportunities and...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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-...

  9. 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...

  10. Is Location Fate?

    Distributional Aspects of Schooling
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Eric Hanushek

    Eric A. Hanushek analyzes the impact of human capital on economic outcomes, arguing that cognitive skills are a better measure of human capital than years of schooling. He focuses on urban schools...

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