We organize our work around three impact areas: fiscal systems; land markets and opportunities; and climate, land, and water. Learn how we work to achieve our vision.

Impact Areas


Fiscal Systems

Land Markets and Opportunities

Climate, Land, and Water

Where We Work

Centers and Initiatives


Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy

The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy seeks to advance the integration of land and water management to meet the current and future water needs of Colorado River Basin communities, economies, and the environment.

Center for Geospatial Solutions

The Center for Geospatial Solutions uses geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, artificial intelligence and other technologies to provide people and organizations with actionable insights for managing land and water resources.


Claremont Lincoln University

Claremont Lincoln University offers degrees and certificates that draw on Lincoln Institute research, advanced practices, and toolkits—integrated with ethical leadership principles—to help leaders and their communities address pressing social, economic, health, and environmental challenges.

Consortium for Scenario Planning

The Consortium for Scenario Planning offers a community of practice for practitioners, including access to technical assistance, educational resources, and a network of fellow innovators.

International Land Conservation Network

The International Land Conservation Network is a global network that connects organizations and people who are accelerating voluntary private and civic sector action that protects and stewards land and water resources.

Making Sense of Place: The Lives of Cities

Makes Sense of Place: The Lives of Cities is a series of documentary shorts and other multimedia content exploring how three U.S. cities and their residents are dealing with sustainability, spatial inequality, and fiscal health.

I'm HOME Network

The Innovations in Manufactured Homes (I'm HOME) Network promotes manufactured housing as a safe, secure, and affordable path to homeownership, with a focus on home quality, land tenure and security, financing, and land use and zoning.

Underserved Mortgage Markets Coalition

Founded in 2021, the Underserved Mortgage Markets Coalition is a group of leading affordable housing organizations that seeks to hold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac accountable to their founding purpose: to bring housing finance opportunities to American families not traditionally served by the private market.

Accelerating Community Investment (ACI)

Accelerating Community Investment (ACI) improves the practice of public finance to create engagement opportunities with public development, housing, and infrastructure finance agencies for philanthropies, mission-aligned investors, and the broader capital markets.

Master’s in Land Policy and Sustainable Urban Development (Spanish Language)

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Spain’s National University of Distance Education (UNED) have joined to develop a graduate program that addresses the current urban reality. This one-year online program uniquely brings together the legal frameworks and tools that support urban planning, together with fiscal, environmental, and participation instruments, from an international and comparative perspective.

Remaking Local Economies

Remaking Local Economies is a research initiative led by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy that aims to produce tangible policy guidance for city leaders who want to implement equitable, healthy, and prosperous economic development.