Rethinking the Property Tax-School Funding DilemmaNotas de Políticas PúblicasFevereiro 2023
This policy brief focuses on the roles of the local property tax and state aid in the funding of public education and analyzes their strengths and weaknesses. A key theme is the property tax–...
From State Capitols to City HallsSmarter State Policies for Stronger CitiesNotas de Políticas PúblicasDezembro 2022By Alan Mallach
States matter. What happens in state government can make or break a city’s efforts to revitalize, yet this is frequently overlooked when it comes to a municipality’s economic, physical,...
Integrating Land Use and Water ManagementNotas de Políticas PúblicasAgosto 2022By Erin Rugland
Land without water cannot support urban form of any scale, yet many land use decisions are made without regard to water, and vice versa. This Policy Brief introduces readers to best management...
Property Tax Relief for HomeownersNotas de Políticas PúblicasMarço 2022
Property Tax Relief for Homeowners offers a guide to providing effective, targeted property tax relief without compromising municipal fiscal health or services.
Equitably Developing America's Smaller Legacy CitiesInvesting in Residents from South Bend to WorcesterNotas de Políticas PúblicasMaio 2021Erica Spaid Patras, Alison Goebel, and Lindsey Elam
Former industrial and manufacturing hubs like Dayton, Ohio, and Gary, Indiana—known as legacy cities—need not choose between economic growth and equity, as growth is most durable when it...
Duty to ServeEarly Lessons Learned in Underserved Housing MarketsNotas de Políticas PúblicasAbril 2021By Jim Gray and George W. McCarthy
Enacted in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and launched in 2017, Duty to Serve (DTS) is a federal regulation that requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide affordable housing...
The Empty House Next DoorUnderstanding and Reducing Vacancy and Hypervacancy in the United StatesNotas de Políticas PúblicasAgosto 2020Alan Mallach
Vacant and abandoned properties are a familiar part of the American landscape that can devastate entire neighborhoods, diminishing the value of nearby properties. More extreme cases may cause severe...
Exploratory Scenario PlanningHow to Navigate an Uncertain FutureNotas de Políticas PúblicasAgosto 2020Jeremy Stapleton
As uncertainty about the future grows, communities face new challenges—including rapid urban development, mass migration, pandemics, technological advancement, and climate change—at an...
Antiguas ciudades industrialesConstruir un renacimiento equitativoNotas de Políticas PúblicasMaio 2020
Las antiguas ciudades industriales, que alguna vez impulsaron la industria y la prosperidad, perdieron millones de residentes y empleos en el s. XX debido a la economía cambiante. Con...
America’s Legacy CitiesBuilding an Equitable RenaissanceNotas de Políticas PúblicasMarço 2020
Legacy cities have been at the center of some of America’s most historic achievements, and they possess a strong civic spirit and culture of innovation at a time when these qualities are most...