A Marriage of Affordable Homeownership Models?Documentos de trabajoDiciembre 2014Meagan M. Ehlenz
Since 2008, many have questioned the efficacy of conventional homeownership, particularly for low-income households. Advocates champion shared equity homeownership as an alternative, including...
The Academy as Nature’s AgentLibrosNoviembre 2014Edited by James N. Levitt with a foreword by Stephen Woodley
Twenty-first-century conservationists are contending with biodiversity loss on an unprecedented scale, compounded by the interrelated threat of climate change. These global challenges call for first-...
A Review of Appraisal Methodology Concerning Natural Resource and Environmental ValuesDocumentos de trabajoOctubre 2014Adam I. Davis
The rules governing appraisal of real estate in the United States are set by the Appraisal Foundation and these rules determine the economic value of environmental features on land as well as the...
Lessons Learned in the FieldDocumentos de trabajoAgosto 2014Eric J. Roberts
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Sonoran Institute, and the Consensus Building Institute jointly researched several exploratory scenario planning processes to identify and compile lessons...
Emerging Opportunities for a Global Private Land Conservation MovementDocumentos de trabajoJulio 2014
This paper explores the history of the land trust movement in the US, looks at specific examples of the growing private land conservation movement around the globe, and proposes a model that includes...
Defining an Engagement Strategy to Create and Implement the Fourth Regional Plan in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut RegionDocumentos de trabajoJulio 2014Juliette Michaelson
There are several reasons why public engagement is an indispensible component of the Fourth Regional Plan. The first and most important reason is because it is the right thing to do—the Plan...
Technological Changes Enabling a Shift Toward a Distributed, Decentralized and Diverse Model of Energy Generation and DistributionDocumentos de trabajoJulio 2014Fiona Cousins, Adam Friedberg, and Chris Brosz
This paper provides an overview of the technological changes that can complement the legacy electric grid as the New York metropolitan region shifts towards a more distributed, decentralized, and...
Documentos de trabajoJulio 2014Robert Hickey, Lisa Sturtevant, and Emily Thaden
Inclusionary housing policies are local land use policies that link approvals for market-rate housing to the creation of affordable homes for low- and moderate-income households. The primary goals of...
Davis Square, SomervilleVideos y multimediaJunio 2014
Julie Campoli, author of Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, shows how Davis Square in Somerville, Mass. has all the essential ingredients of a well-designed, walkable neighborhoods.
Repaying Clean Energy Investments on Utility BillsDocumentos de trabajoJunio 2014James Fine, Brad Copithorne, Michael Roos, Ruiwen Lee, Jessica Feingold, Elizabeth Stein, and Sandra Shorenstein
Clean energy investing is a proven yet mostly untapped opportunity for improving Americas’ economic and environmental prospects. There is massive potential for profitable investment in energy...