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  1. Improving Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Economic Development

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2018
    David Merriman

    Economist David Merriman of the University of Illinois at Chicago reviews more than 30 individual studies in the most comprehensive assessment of tax increment financing (TIF) with practical...

  2. The Empty House Next Door

    Understanding and Reducing Vacancy and Hypervacancy in the United States
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2018
    Alan Mallach

    Renowned city planner and housing advocate Alan Mallach assesses the problem of vacant properties in the United States and recommends mitigation strategies for local officials, nonprofits, and...

  3. Revitalizing America’s Smaller Legacy Cities

    Strategies for Postindustrial Success from Gary to Lowell
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Agosto 2017
    Torey Hollingsworth and Alison Goebel

    This Policy Focus Report examines the unique challenges of smaller American legacy cities — older industrial centers with populations of less than 200,000, located primarily in the Midwest and...

  4. Para leer el suelo urbano

    Catastros multifinalitarios para la planificación y el desarrollo de las ciudades de América Latina
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Enero 2017

    In Latin America, a territorial cadastre is a public registry that manages information relating to parcels of land. As an institution, the cadastre is common in many countries, although it does not...

  5. Buy-In for Buyouts

    The Case for Managed Retreat from Flood Zones
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Septiembre 2016
    Robert Freudenberg, Ellis Calvin, Laura Tolkoff, and Dare Brawley

    This report presents an in-depth study of buyouts in the New York metropolitan region following Hurricanes Irene and Sandy as a tool for adaptation against flooding. It provides an overview of...

  6. After Great Disasters

    How Six Countries Managed Community Recovery
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Julio 2016
    Laurie A. Johnson and Robert B. Olshansky

    The aftermath of great natural disasters and the management of the recovery process have an enormous effect on the lives of citizens and can change the future of a city or region forever. This report...

  7. Making Land Legible

    Cadastres for Urban Planning and Development in Latin America
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2016

    In Latin America, a territorial cadastre is a public registry that manages information relating to parcels of land. As an institution, the cadastre is common in many countries, although it does not...

  8. Detroit and the Property Tax

    Strategies to Improve Equity and Enhance Revenue
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2015
    Gary Sands and Mark Skidmore

    In December 2014, the City of Detroit emerged from bankruptcy with a plan that cut $7 billion from the city’s $18 billion debt load. Although the causes of the bankruptcy were complex, a...

  9. Use-Value Assessment of Rural Lands

    Time for Reform?
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2015

    Use-value assessment (UVA) is the practice of valuing rural land according to its current use rather than its market value to reduce property taxes for rural land owners in the United States. This...

  10. Mejoramiento del desempeño del impuesto sobre la propiedad en América Latina

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Octubre 2015

    This report, Mejoramiento del desempeño del impuesto sobre la propiedad en América Latina (Improving the Performance of the Property Tax in Latin America), presents a comprehensive...

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