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Land Value Return

Tools to Finance Our Urban Future

Lourdes Germán and Allison Ehrich Bernstein

January 2020, English

Communities around the world face a crisis of investment, yet they often give away their most valuable resource: land. This policy brief lays out how the public sector can recover and reinvest land value increases that result from public investment and other government actions.


Economic Development, Infrastructure, Municipal Fiscal Health, Property Taxation, Public Finance, Tax Increment Financing, Urban, Value Capture