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...
How a New Land Policy Could Help Unwind Apartheid in Cape Town, South AfricaRevista Land LinesOctubre 2019By 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...
Revista Land LinesOctubre 2019Edited by Katharine Wroth
In this issue, we report on an educational experiment taking root in Detroit, explore the role libraries can play in addressing affordable housing, and reveal the surprising role of games in the...
At a Shuttered Detroit College, a Community Development Experiment Takes RootRevista Land LinesSeptiembre 2019By Anna Clark, September 13, 2019
Detroit’s Marygrove College is closing its doors, but a new school serving preschoolers through graduate students is taking shape on its campus. Thanks to an innovative public–private...
Learning From China's Explosive Urban GrowthRevista Land LinesAgosto 2019By Katharine Wroth, August 19, 2019
Over the past four decades, more than 500 million people have moved from rural China to the nation’s cities, leading to rapid and often uncoordinated urbanization. A recent conference in...
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.
Three Rust Belt Cities Share Strategies for Equitable RevitalizationRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Emma Zehner, May 28, 2019
Leaders from Rochester, New York; Lansing, Michigan; and Akron, Ohio, are collaborating and comparing notes on how to equitably revitalize midsize legacy cities.
¿Podrán las viviendas inclusivas superar el punto muerto de YIMBY?Revista Land LinesAbril 2019Por Anthony Flint
El movimiento conocido como YIMBY (Yes in My Back Yard, “Sí en mi patio trasero”) aboga por eliminar las barreras que impiden el desarrollo, pero los críticos se muestran...