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  1. The Tax Autonomy of Local Governments in the United States

    Documentos de Trabalho
    Janeiro 2019
    Andrew Reschovsky

    Statistics on the share of total government tax revenue raised by local governments provide an incomplete picture of local government taxing power. If higher level governments define the local tax...

  2. Distributive Impacts and Support for Mass Transportation Projects

    An Experimental Evaluation in Bogotá, Colombia
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Dezembro 2018
    Alishia C. Holland

    Who supports mass infrastructure projects? Mass transportation infrastructure, such as metros and highways, is hugely expensive. But it also can deliver widespread benefits to users and windfall...

  3. Boston’s Open Space and Sea Level Rise

    An Assessment of the Role of Open Spaces in Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change-Related Sea Level Rise and Flooding
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Dezembro 2018
    Ellen M. Douglas, Emily Moothart, and Gerard Cogliano

    Boston, Massachusetts is vulnerable to a number of climate change impacts, the most certain of which are sea level rise (SLR) and the resultant coastal flooding. The feasibility of building a storm...

  4. Understanding Changes in the Geography of Opportunity

    The Case of Santiago, Chile
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Dezembro 2018
    Isabel Brain and Joaquín Prieto

    Several pieces of research have been generated aimed at describing the geography of opportunity (GO) in metropolitan areas. However, little attention has been paid to the private and public-sector...

  5. Integrating Green Infrastructure Practices into Ongoing Expansion and Management of the Chilean Electrical Transmission Network

    Documentos de Trabalho
    Dezembro 2018
    Daniela Martínez Gutiérrez

    The energy revolution that Chile is experiencing due to the massive incorporation of variable renewable energy to its energy matrix creates an environmental paradox. The greener our energy is getting...

  6. The Preservation of Subsidized Housing

    What We Know and Need to Know
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Novembro 2018
    Vincent Reina

    There is an abundance of research highlighting the lack of affordable rental housing in the U.S. Given this scarcity, it is all the more important to understand the future of the existing subsidized...

  7. Urban Expansion in a Global Sample of Cities, 1990 – 2014

    Documentos de Trabalho
    Novembro 2018
    Alejandro M. Blei, Shlomo Angel, Daniel L. Civco, Nicolás Galarza, Achilles Kallergis, Patrick Lamson-Hall, Yang Liu, and Jason Parent

    Using a 200-city sample that was carefully selected to represent the universe of 4,231 cities in in 2010, we generated measures of cities’ areas and populations at three points in time over a...

  8. The State of the Streets

    New Findings from the Atlas of Urban Expansion – 2016 Edition
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Novembro 2018
    Patrick Lamson-Hall, Shlomo Angel, and Yang Liu

    Relatively little is known about the spatial organization of streets and roads in the world’s cities, the differences that exist across cities, or the differences that have emerged within...

  9. The Brazilian Housing Program Minha Casa Minha Vida

    Effect on Urban Sprawl
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Novembro 2018
    Ciro Biderman, Martha H. Hiromoto, and Frederico R. Ramos

    We analyze the impacts on the urban form of a large Brazilian public housing program—Programa Minha Casa Minha Vida (PMCMV). Our aim in this paper is to determine whether the program impacts...

  10. Externalidades urbanas en el mercado de suelo y en las finanzas municipales de la renovación de centros urbanos

    El caso de la Municipalidad de Santiago de Chile
    Documentos de Trabalho
    Novembro 2018
    Isabel Brain

    Este estudio del caso de Santiago demuestra que la renovación urbana no se traduce necesariamente en un aumento de los ingresos municipales. Los recursos recaudados producto del mayor...

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