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  1. The Costs and Benefits of Urban Expansion

    Evidence from Mexico, 1990–2010
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Jorge Montejano, Paavo Monkkonen, Erick Guerra, and Camilo Caudillo

    Urbanization is generally linked to economic growth, and agglomeration economies mean that people in larger cities are more productive. However, urban expansion is also associated with congestion,...

  2. Doing Bad by Doing Good?

    An Empirical Analysis of the Incentives from Informal Settlements’ Upgrading Programs on Urban Informality
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Cynthia Goytia and Guadalupe Dorna

    This paper has two different aims. First, we investigate the effects of informal settlements upgrading programs through a systematic review synthesizing the information provided by evaluations of...

  3. Políticas de Suelo, Derecho Urbanístico y Cambio Climático

    Instrumentos Urbanísticos-Tributarios como Medidas para Enfrentar al Cambio Climático
    Documentos de trabajo
    Marzo 2019
    Safira De La Sala, Melinda Maldonado, and Rachelle Alterman

    El objetivo de esta investigación es identificar ejemplos de instrumentos de financiamiento basados en el uso del suelo (LBFT, por sus siglas en inglés) que estén siendo...

  4. The Tax Autonomy of Local Governments in the United States

    Documentos de trabajo
    Enero 2019
    Andrew Reschovsky

    Statistics on the share of total government tax revenue raised by local governments provide an incomplete picture of local government taxing power. If higher level governments define the local tax...

  5. Distributive Impacts and Support for Mass Transportation Projects

    An Experimental Evaluation in Bogotá, Colombia
    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2018
    Alishia C. Holland

    Who supports mass infrastructure projects? Mass transportation infrastructure, such as metros and highways, is hugely expensive. But it also can deliver widespread benefits to users and windfall...

  6. Boston’s Open Space and Sea Level Rise

    An Assessment of the Role of Open Spaces in Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change-Related Sea Level Rise and Flooding
    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2018
    Ellen M. Douglas, Emily Moothart, and Gerard Cogliano

    Boston, Massachusetts is vulnerable to a number of climate change impacts, the most certain of which are sea level rise (SLR) and the resultant coastal flooding. The feasibility of building a storm...

  7. Understanding Changes in the Geography of Opportunity

    The Case of Santiago, Chile
    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2018
    Isabel Brain and Joaquín Prieto

    Several pieces of research have been generated aimed at describing the geography of opportunity (GO) in metropolitan areas. However, little attention has been paid to the private and public-sector...

  8. Integrating Green Infrastructure Practices into Ongoing Expansion and Management of the Chilean Electrical Transmission Network

    Documentos de trabajo
    Diciembre 2018
    Daniela Martínez Gutiérrez

    The energy revolution that Chile is experiencing due to the massive incorporation of variable renewable energy to its energy matrix creates an environmental paradox. The greener our energy is getting...

  9. The Preservation of Subsidized Housing

    What We Know and Need to Know
    Documentos de trabajo
    Noviembre 2018
    Vincent Reina

    There is an abundance of research highlighting the lack of affordable rental housing in the U.S. Given this scarcity, it is all the more important to understand the future of the existing subsidized...

  10. Urban Expansion in a Global Sample of Cities, 1990 – 2014

    Documentos de trabajo
    Noviembre 2018
    Alejandro M. Blei, Shlomo Angel, Daniel L. Civco, Nicolás Galarza, Achilles Kallergis, Patrick Lamson-Hall, Yang Liu, and Jason Parent

    Using a 200-city sample that was carefully selected to represent the universe of 4,231 cities in in 2010, we generated measures of cities’ areas and populations at three points in time over a...

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