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  1. Unintended consequences

    Entradas de blog
    Mayo 2007
  2. The Economics of Conservation Easements

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Andrew 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...

  3. Land Value Taxation as a Method of Financing Municipal Expenditures in U.S. Cities

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007

    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...

  4. Taxing Land and Property in Emerging Economies

    Raising Revenue . . . and More?
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Richard 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...

  5. The United Kingdom’s Experience in Revitalizing Inner Cities

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Peter 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...

  6. U.S. Urban Revitalization in the Twenty-First Century

    Hopeful Signs
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Eugénie 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...

  7. Community Land Trusts and Housing Affordability

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Steven 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...

  8. Multiple-Home Ownership and the Income Elasticity of Housing Demand

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    Eric 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...

  9. Brazil’s Urban Land and Housing Markets

    How Well Are They Working?
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2007
    David 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...

  10. The History and Purpose of Tax Increment Finance Policy in Wisconsin

    Do Wisconsin Tax Increment Finance Districts Stimulate Growth in Real Estate Values? Do They Contribute to Sprawl?
    Documentos de trabajo
    Mayo 2007
    Russell 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...

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