Entradas de blogMayo 2007
PonenciasMayo 2007Andrew J. Plantinga
Environmental preservation—or more specifically conservation easements—is an area of public action that affects property values. According to Andrew J. Plantinga, by 2005 about 3.9 million acres of...
To what extent could local governments employ land and property taxation to recoup a portion of these land values for financing local services and infrastructure? Richard W. England tackles this...
Raising Revenue . . . and More?PonenciasMayo 2007Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack
Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack examine the potential of land and property taxation in developing and transition countries. Bird and Slack present a less optimistic view of the use of land and...
PonenciasMayo 2007Peter Hall
Peter Hall discusses chronologically the urban regeneration effects undertaken in the United Kingdom over the past 30 years. The British urban development patterns discussed by Hall are very...
Hopeful SignsPonenciasMayo 2007Eugénie L. Birch
Eugénie L. Birch discusses past attempts by municipalities to revitalize U.S. inner cities. The U.S. urban renewal strategies described by Birch are similar in many ways to the British urban...
PonenciasMayo 2007Steven C. Bourassa
The U.S. government housing programs for assisting low-income families are administered largely at the state and local levels, and they include the Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) program, Section...
PonenciasMayo 2007Eric Belsky, Zhu Xiao Di, and Dan McCue
An interesting trend in the U.S. housing market is the growing number of households owning second homes. This topic is of interest because households that divide their consumption of housing services...
How Well Are They Working?PonenciasMayo 2007David E. Dowall
As does the United States, Brazil faces many housing policy challenges. David E. Dowell points out that Brazilian housing is expensive and lacks local services and secure land tenure—a phenomenon...
Do Wisconsin Tax Increment Finance Districts Stimulate Growth in Real Estate Values? Do They Contribute to Sprawl?Documentos de trabajoMayo 2007Russell Kashian, Mark Skidmore, and David Merriman
Like other U.S. states, tax increment financing (TIF) is an important component of the development policy landscape in Wisconsin. While the guidelines for the use of TIF are similar to those that...