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  1. Value Capture Beyond Public Land Leasing

    Funding Transit and Urban Redevelopment in China’s Pearl River Delta
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Agosto 2020
    Jiawen Yang, Rachelle Alterman, and Bin Li

    The globally wide research community has limited knowledge of China’s value capture practices beyond the straightforward public land leasing practice. This research is built on a set of case...

  2. Infrastructure Investment in a Messy Urban Growth Scenario

    The Role of Land Value Capture Instruments in Argentina
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Agosto 2020
    Cynthia Goytia and Marcela Cristini

    The objective of this study is to explore the feasibility of widening public funding of urban infrastructure investment using land value capture (LVC) tools in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (...

  3. Measuring the Fiscal Health of U.S. Cities

    Documentos de Trabalho
    Julho 2020

    This paper uses a specially constructed data base on city finance that accounts for the revenues and spending of the constituent governments that provide public services in cities—municipal...

  4. Conserving Biodiversity on South Africa’s Privately-Owned Grasslands

    Farmer Experiences with Protected Areas
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Julho 2020

    South Africa’s Biodiversity Stewardship Initiative and Protected Areas Act are programs designed to help protect threatened species and provide other conservation benefits. Private grasslands...

  5. The Property Tax in Latvia

    System Structure and Current Challenges
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Julho 2020
    Sarmite Barvika

    The aim of this paper is to analyze the current state and trends of real property taxation policy in Latvia. Particular importance is given to the general statistical and historical overview of real...

  6. What Makes Mixed-Use Development Economically Desirable?

    Documentos de Trabalho
    Julho 2020
    Qing Shen and Feiyang Sun

    Mixed-use development has been widely advocated by urban planners as an important planning tool for sustainable urban development. However, despite the fact that mixed land use is commonly observed...

  7. How Scenario Planning Affects Regional and Local Plans and Planning Practices

    An Empirical Analysis
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Junho 2020
    Arnab Chakraborty and Stephen Averill Sherman

    This project investigated how regional scenario efforts can shape regional and local plans. Through document analysis of scenario efforts and selected plans in six regions, plus key informant...

  8. Special Assessment Districts and the Financing of Infrastructure in South Africa

    The Innovative Use of a Special Rating Area in Claremont, Cape Town
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Junho 2020
    Willard Matiashe and Arthur Germond

    Since 2000, special rating areas (SRAs), also known as Special Assessment Districts and/or city improvement districts (CIDs), have been used to revive urban nodes across the City of Cape Town (Cape...

  9. Take the Q Train

    Value Capture of Public Infrastructure Projects
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Junho 2020
    Arpit Gupta, Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, and Constantine Kontokosta

    Transit infrastructure is a critical asset for economic activity yet costly to build in dense urban environments. We measure the benefit of the Second Avenue Subway extension in New York City by...

  10. Large Scale Urban Projects

    The State and Gentrification in the Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Region
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Abril 2020
    Roberto Luís de Melo Monte-Mór, Renan Pereira Almeida, and Marcelo de Brito Brandão

    This paper assesses the degree to which a series of large-scale urban projects along the North Axis of the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (MRBH), Brazil, may have triggered a process of...

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