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

    Enfoques en políticas de suelo
    Junio 2018
    David Merriman

    This Policy Focus Report will be available in June 2018. Virtually every U.S. state allows some form of tax increment financing (TIF) — using the increased property tax revenues generated by...

  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. The Future of U.S. Public School Revenue from the Property Tax

    Resúmenes de políticas públicas
    Septiembre 2017
    Andrew 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Nonprofit PILOTs (Payments in Lieu of Taxes)

    Resúmenes de políticas públicas
    Noviembre 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

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