Freely available datasets are critical for policy analysis. The Lincoln Institute’s databases enable researchers to study important land policy challenges, policymakers to understand practices in other jurisdictions, and journalists to provide context in their stories. They also promote transparency and democratize access to information. Some Data and Toolkits are currently unavailable.
Scenario planning is structured decision making. It can be used to understand the interconnectivity or interdependency of various urban and rural systems, anticipate unintended consequences, or educate the public on tradeoffs.
This data visualization tool is a map of the United States which uses the PolicyMap platform, allowing users to view the latest available data for dozens of indicators, including housing affordability, brownfield sites, deficient bridges, and conservation easements.
This database provides detailed information about the property tax system in all 50 states, with descriptions of states’ property tax relief programs, tax limits, taxation of agricultural property, classification, tax rates, and much more.
This data visualization tool allows users to compare a wide range of property tax statistics and key features of each state’s tax system. The State-by-State Property Tax at a Glance narratives summarize highlights, key features, and history of state property tax systems, and provide valuable context for the companion visualization tool.
The FiSC Database makes it possible to compare local government finances for 150 of the largest U.S. cities across more than 125 categories of revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets, with annual data going back to 1977. The estimates account for the fact that some city governments provide the full array of local government services, whereas others share the responsibility with overlying counties, school districts, and special purpose districts.
Massive urbanization is transforming our planet. In the next three decades, developing countries will double their urban population and possibly triple their land area. Most of this urban growth is unplanned, leading to global concerns about low-density sprawl and its detrimental environmental consequences – specifically, increased carbon emissions and energy use, and the loss of prime agricultural lands. This atlas provides empirical evidence that is critical for intelligent discussion of plans and policies to manage and prepare for urban expansion everywhere.
Property tax has been introduced in a large majority of Latin American countries, but its structure and administration vary greatly among jurisdictions. Little data is currently available regarding the performance of property taxes in Latin America. More importantly, even the public authorities of these countries have difficulty in collecting information on the main characteristics of the systems and of the reform initiatives that are underway. In order to contribute to the organization and dissemination of information in this area, the Lincoln Institute produced this database by undertaking a study involving a comparative analysis of property tax in Latin America.