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Cover of the July 2020 issue of Land Lines

July 2020

This issue addresses the connections between land policy, public health, and racial justice, delving into topics including the history of biased housing policies, the future of density, and the applications of scenario planning in a pandemic.

Format: August 2020

April 2010

This issue looks at the importance of home value appraisals in analyzing and instituting effective taxation and planning policies in Mexico; new strategies to implement property tax relief for Americans who need it most; and the public policy outcomes of a famed eminent domain court case in Connecticut.

January 2010

This issue highlights the expansion of the Lincoln Institute’s China Program to address land policy and urban development matters; the effect of the mid-2000s economic crisis on housing and land values; and the results of a year-and-a-half-long study to better understand land use mediation strategies across Vermont.

October 2009

This issue looks at the importance of conserving U.S. forests in mitigating the effects of climate change; an overview of the achievements and obstacles of privately-held U.S. conservation easements; and the patterns and preferences of slum households and informal settlers in Santiago, Chile.

July 2009

This issue explores the American university’s evolved role as a driver of urban development; a joint venture between the Lincoln Institute and the African Tax Institute to shed light on African property taxes; and Latin American land laws and policies as they pertain to the continent’s troubled urban planning systems.

April 2009

This issue highlights the myriad challenges of redeveloping vacant and contaminated land in U.S. cities; the features, prevalence, and outcomes of city-imposed tax and expenditure limits; and an analysis of measuring housing informality in Latin America.

January 2009

This issue looks at the key components of a national infrastructure and economic development plan for the U.S.; an explanation of the benefits and controversies surrounding property taxes; and various aspects of inclusionary housing programs, including incentives and land value capture.

October 2008

This issue features an overview of revitalization efforts and needs in Beijing and Shanghai; value-based property taxation methods of Central and Eastern Europe; and how Panama City's historic preservation and inclusive development tactics can serve as lessons for sound urban development elsewhere.

July 2008

This issue looks at place-making strategies to combat poverty, unemployment, and other issues plaguing U.S. cities; the dynamics and effects of urban sprawl and possible remedies to overgrown metropolises; urban housing informalities in Brazil; and an Arizona-based model for sustainable residential development.

April 2008

This issue explores the impacts of bus rapid transit (BRT) in Bogota, Colombia’s capital, on neighboring land values; and the use of referenda for open space conservation. It also features an interview with a U.S. conservationist about preservation achievements and challenges around the globe.

January 2008

This issue looks at the need for coordinated mitigation efforts to combat climate change in North American cities; inequality caused by widening gaps in assessed property valuation that is associated with land taxation; and hukou-based housing inequality in Chinese cities.

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