Resúmenes de políticas públicasFebrero 2019David Merriman
Tax increment financing (TIF) is a popular economic development tool across the United States, but it often falls short of its promise to revitalize struggling neighborhoods. In this four-page Policy...
Setting the Stage for RevivalResúmenes de políticas públicasNoviembre 2018
Often overlooked, middle neighborhoods matter—both to the people who live in them and to their cities and regions—and solutions demand engagement not only from the neighborhood itself but also from the city, region, and state.
Tools to Finance Our Urban FutureResúmenes de políticas públicasSeptiembre 2018Lourdes Germán and Allison Ehrich Bernstein
Communities around the world face a crisis of investment, yet they often give away their most valuable resource: land. This policy brief lays out how the public sector can recover and reinvest land...
Enfoques en políticas de sueloSeptiembre 2018David 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...
Understanding and Reducing Vacancy and Hypervacancy in the United StatesEnfoques en políticas de sueloMayo 2018Alan 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...
Resúmenes de políticas públicasSeptiembre 2017Andrew Reschovsky, Research Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison
This Policy Brief examines the property tax as a critical source of revenue for public schools in the United States. It demonstrates the high proportion of public education funding provided by the...
Strategies for Postindustrial Success from Gary to LowellEnfoques en políticas de sueloAgosto 2017Torey 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...
Catastros multifinalitarios para la planificación y el desarrollo de las ciudades de América LatinaEnfoques en políticas de sueloEnero 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...
Resúmenes de políticas públicasNoviembre 2016
This policy brief covers key issues surrounding the use of nonprofit payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs): payments made voluntarily by tax-exempt nonprofits as a substitute for property taxes. It...
The Case for Managed Retreat from Flood ZonesEnfoques en políticas de sueloSeptiembre 2016Robert 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...