Contest Winners Use Maps to Tell Stories of PlaceRevista Land LinesNoviembre 2019By Emma Zehner, November 15, 2019
The winning projects from The Place Database Contest explored complex policy questions related to climate mitigation, affordable housing, and sprawl. The contest asked participants to use The Place...
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?
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.
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.
As Real Estate Booms, Can Texas Offer Property Tax Relief?Revista Land LinesMarzo 2019By Will Jason, March 19, 2019
As property tax bills rise, Texas is looking to provide relief without hurting public services.
Recapacitar sobre una herramienta elogiada para el desarrollo económicoRevista Land LinesFebrero 2019Por Anthony Flint
Desde sus inicios, en la década de 1950, el financiamiento por incremento tributario se enraizó en todo Estados Unidos como mecanismo popular para la financiación pública...
Curriculum Innovation and Case Study Awards Will Evolve and Promote Land PolicyRevista Land LinesNoviembre 2018By Rohan Kocharekar, November 20, 2018
The Lincoln Institute and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning are launching a competition to promote innovative curricula and case studies focused on land policy.
Reconsidering a Vaunted Economic Development ToolRevista Land LinesOctubre 2018
Since its inception in the 1950s, tax increment financing has taken hold across the United States as a popular public-finance mechanism. But critics say this approach favors the private sector, while...
Tax Incentives for Amazon HQ2—When Winners End Up Losers?Revista Land LinesSeptiembre 2018By David Franco
Amazon wants tax incentives to locate its second headquarters. Could the costs outweigh the benefits for a city like Boston?
Why Tax Increment Financing Often Fails and How Communities Can Do BetterRevista Land LinesSeptiembre 2018By Will Jason, September 11, 2018
Tax increment financing, or TIF, is a wildly popular economic development tool in the United States, but it often falls short of its promise to revitalize struggling neighborhoods.