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.
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.
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.
This issue hones in on socioeconomic conditions in post-Apartheid South Africa; strategies to improve U.S. state and local finances amid economic downturns; and the effects of urban land use regulations on the price of undeveloped property in Bogota, Colombia.
This issue explores the lodging of rural migrants in China’s urbanizing villages; the unforeseen consequences of U.S. property assessment caps; international trends in the use of eminent domain; and planning tactics and aspirations of the European Union.
This issue looks at the ubiquity of slums and informal land markets in developing nations across Latin America, Asia, and Africa; the need for a well-functioning property tax system in the Anglophone regions of Africa; and social conflicts associated with North America’s property rights movement.
This issue explores the diversity of property rights, public-private partnerships, and other land policies across Latin America; the role of U.S. community land trusts in ensuring the preservation of affordable housing; and an uncommon and controversial use of eminent domain in one New England city.
This issue looks at large-scale revitalization projects in London that are benefitting local communities; economic and environmental approaches to U.S. conservation easements; and the use of a variety of economic incentives to achieve land conservation in America’s heartland.
This issue explores Maryland’s smart growth programs and a new land use reform initiative that the state is trying out; the costs, benefits, and policy framework of housing demolition and replacement projects; and the effects of informal land markets on property taxation in Latin America.
This issue looks at land use efficiency, food security, and farmland preservation in China; and lessons learned about the effects of large-scale interventions on urban development in Brazil. It also attempts to answer the long-standing, critical question of who actually bears the burden of residential property taxes.