Monitoring the Share of Land in StreetsPublic Works and the Quality of Global Urban ExpansionPonenciasNoviembre 2015
Whether it is microhousing for hipsters in Seattle, high-rises for the upwardly mobile in Beijing, or informal settlements on the fringe of Nairobi, the expansion of urban areas is poorly monitored...
Climate Change and U.S. CitiesVulnerability, Impacts, and AdaptationsPonenciasNoviembre 2015William Solecki
William Solecki examines the challenge climate change creates for city planning complicated by the fact that barring serious intervention, some urban land may eventually be underwater. Climate change...
The Past and Future of the Urban Property TaxPonenciasNoviembre 2015Grant Driessen and Steven Sheffrin
For U.S. cities, the property tax is the single largest source of own-source revenue, but the extent to which different cities rely on property tax revenues varies significantly. Grant Driessen and...
Foreclosures and NeighborhoodsThe Shape and Impacts of the U.S. Mortgage CrisisPonenciasNoviembre 2015Dan Immergluck
This paper explores the root cause of municipal fiscal stress and documents the effects of foreclosures in the United States. The author, Dan Immergluck, examines the household- and neighborhood-...
An Evaluation of China’s Land Policy and Urban Housing MarketsPonenciasNoviembre 2015
In this paper, Joyce Y. Man examines the evolution of Chinese housing policies and the growth of the Chinese housing market since the reforms of 1998, when the Chinese government ended its...
Housing Policies and Urban DevelopmentLessons from the Latin American Experience, 1960–2010PonenciasNoviembre 2015Eduardo Rojas
Access and opportunity are tied in many different ways to location. One’s neighborhood and neighbors can have dramatic effects on health and political, socioeconomic, and education opportunities and...
The Relationship Between the Rise of Private Communities and Increasing Socioeconomic StratificationPonenciasNoviembre 2015Evan McKenzie
In this paper, Evan McKenzie examines the rise of common interest housing, which takes the form of private homeowners’ associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives. The relationship between...
Socioeconomic Segregation Between Schools in the United States and Latin America, 1970–2012PonenciasNoviembre 2015Anna K. Chmielewski and Corey Savage
In this paper, Anna K. Chmielewski and Corey Savage examine school data to compare socioeconomic segregation in the United States and Latin America. They link trends in inequality and segregation in...
Demographic Change and Future Urban DevelopmentPonenciasNoviembre 2015
The authors offer a cautious overview of demographic trends in the United States and their consequences for housing and urban development between 1990 and 2030.
Local Government Finances During and After the Great RecessionPonenciasNoviembre 2015
Using data from the Fiscally Standardized Cities (FiSC) database, Langley documents the impact of the Great Recession on major revenue sources for local governments across the United States.