The Empty House Next DoorRevista Land LinesJulio 2018
The Empty House Next Door: Understanding and Reducing Vacancy and Hypervacancy in the United States By Alan Mallach Even though there are fewer vacant and abandoned properties across much of the...
Can Puerto Rico Rebuild for Greater Resilience?Revista Land LinesJulio 2018By Patricia Alex
Constrained by debt and short-sighted land use, the Caribbean island and US territory struggles to emerge from dual disasters.
Innovation Ecosystems: Identifying and Fostering Grassroots Design CapacityRevista Land LinesJulio 2018By Ted Smalley Bowen
In Colombia’s Caribbean coast city of Santa Marta this July, local citizens, community groups, public officials, and an unusual array of specialists will pick up tools and work together for two weeks...
Could Community Land Trusts in Informal Settlements Help Solve the World’s Affordable Housing Crisis?Revista Land LinesJulio 2018By Theresa Williamson
Mass titling of illegally occupied public land in Brazil could trigger a wave of gentrification and eviction. This adds relevance to a push to promote security of tenure in these communities.
Latin American Cities Lead the Way on Urban Transit—But Who Benefits?Revista Land LinesJulio 2018By Gregory Scruggs
Today an indigenous Bolivian produce vendor glides through the air on an aerial cable car to reach the market in La Paz. A student in Bogotá, Colombia, knows she will arrive on time for class because...
Seeking Sustainability in Lima’s Financial DistrictRevista Land LinesJulio 2018
Manuel Velarde was sworn in as the 20th Mayor of San Isidro, a district within Lima, Peru, in January 2015. Since 2010, he has also taught at the University of San Martín de Porres. A lawyer who...
Land Policy Demands CollaborationRevista Land LinesJulio 2018
Specialization is a hallmark of modern society. It also contributes to systemic risk and periodic crises. But it’s possible to mitigate, and in some cases reverse, the negative impacts of this basic...
Structurally Deficient Bridges in Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaRevista Land LinesJulio 2018
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, has more structurally deficient bridges than any other county in the United States—201 of 1,250, or 16 percent. Improvements would cost at least $150 million....
Revista Land LinesJulio 2018Edited by Ted Smalley Bowen and Maureen Clarke
This issue focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean, with features on community land trusts in Rio’s favelas, transit innovations in Latin America, and Puerto Rico’s recovery efforts, with an emphasis on rebuilding for greater resilience.
Lecciones de David C. LincolnRevista Land LinesMayo 2018
La última vez que hablé con David C. Lincoln, estábamos en su estudio y hablábamos de Pepper, su perro y mejor compañero. David me dijo: “¿Sabes? Calculé la edad de Pepper en años de perro y tiene...