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  1. Payments in Lieu of Taxes

    Balancing Municipal and Nonprofit Interests
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Noviembre 2010

    Charitable nonprofit organizations, including private universities, nonprofit hospitals, museums, soup kitchens, churches, and retirement homes, are exempt from property taxation in all 50 states. At...

  2. Large Landscape Conservation

    A Strategic Framework for Policy and Action
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2010
    Matthew McKinney, Lynn Scarlett, and Daniel Kemmis

    The most important land and water conservation issues facing North America—including land use patterns, sustainable water management, biodiversity protection, and adaptation to climate change...

  3. Assessing the Theory and Practice of Land Value Taxation

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Febrero 2010

    The land value tax is the focus of this Policy Focus Report, Assessing the Theory and Practice of Land Value Taxation. A concept dating back to Henry George, the land value tax is a variant of the...

  4. Planning for Climate Change in the West

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Enero 2010
    Rebecca Carter and Susan Culp

    Planning for Climate Change in the West offers regional planners techniques for addressing climate change concerns while they focus on issues affecting regional growth. A warmer and dryer climate in...

  5. Urban Planning Tools for Climate Change Mitigation

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Agosto 2009
    Patrick M. Condon, Duncan Cavens, and Nicole Miller

    Land use patterns and urban form can strongly impact an urban community’s contribution to global climate change through the production of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Key contributors to a city’s...

  6. Evaluating Smart Growth

    State and Local Policy Outcomes
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2009
    Gregory K. Ingram and Yu-Hung Hong

    As smart growth programs in some states approach their fourth decade, new climate change concerns have raised the stakes on their success in managing urban development. This is an opportune time to...

  7. Town–Gown Collaboration in Land Use and Development

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2009
    Yesim Sungu-Eryilmaz

    Once considered enclaves of intellectual pursuit, institutions of higher education now play a much broader role in their neighborhoods and cities. The character of communities near expanding...

  8. Property Tax Circuit Breakers

    Fair and Cost-Effective Relief for Taxpayers
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Mayo 2009
    John H. Bowman, Daphne A. Kenyon, Adam Langley and Bethany P. Paquin

    Property tax circuit breakers can be used to increase tax equity by reducing the most onerous property tax burdens as measured in relation to income. This is particularly important for households at...

  9. Property Tax Assessment Limits

    Lessons from Thirty Years of Experience
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2008
    Mark Haveman and Terri A. Sexton

    During the 30 years since California adopted its groundbreaking tax limitation measure known as Proposition 13, pressure has persisted for states to adopt various forms of property tax relief. These...

  10. The City-CLT Partnership

    Municipal Support for Community Land Trusts
    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2008
    John Emmeus Davis and Rick Jacobus

    The community land trust (CLT) movement is young but expanding rapidly. Nearly 20 community land trusts are started every year as either new nonprofits or as programs or subsidiaries of existing...

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