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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. What Happens When a Large City Doesn't Have a Property Tax But Attempts to Enact One

    A Case Study of Mesa Arizona
    Documentos de trabajo
    Abril 2007
    Jeffrey I. Chapman

    Mesa, a city with a population of approximately 450,000, is the largest city in the United States without a property tax. It has also grown very rapidly in the last 25 years, although now its growth...

  4. Property Taxation in Anglophone Africa

    Revista Land Lines
    Abril 2007

    A well-functioning property tax system could offer many benefits to the nations of sub-Saharan Africa. A dependable and locally administered source of revenue would greatly benefit local democracy...

  5. Talking taxes

    Entradas de blog
    Enero 2007
  6. Community Land Trusts

    A Solution for Permanently Affordable Housing
    Revista Land Lines
    Enero 2007
    Rosalind Greenstein and Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz

    The community land trust (CLT) is one mechanism that addresses the need for affordable housing, and it also can be considered an institutional mechanism for capturing socially produced land value.

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