Requests for Proposals

Research on the Intersection of Land-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation with Property Values and Municipal Finance

Submission Deadline: October 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy invites proposals for original research papers on land policies or land-based approaches that support climate change adaptation objectives, and how these policies and approaches intersect and interact with issues around property values and municipal finance. The research proposals will be reviewed competitively based on the weighted evaluation criteria indicated below. These criteria favor empirical studies that use reliable data and rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative analytical methods, employing original fieldwork and/or secondary data. Research outputs could result in papers appropriate for posting on the Lincoln Institute’s website.

It is our hope that the research commissioned from this RFP will help inform and change public policy, with the ultimate result of changing practice.

For a recent review of the literature analyzing the impact of climate change adaptation measures on property values, see Lincoln Institute working paper by Katharine Kiel, entitled “Climate Change Adaptation and Property Values: A Survey of the Literature."

Proposal Evaluation

A committee of Lincoln Institute staff will engage in two rounds of reviews. The first-round review consists of evaluating the proposal title and abstract for research that is highly relevant to the RFP's theme and which has a rigorous proposed methodology. The second-round review consists of evaluating the entire proposal based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the research to the RFP’s theme: 40%
  • Quality of the proposed methodology and sources of data: 35%
  • Qualifications of the members of the research team: 20%
  • Use of the Lincoln Institute’s databases and research: 5%


Submission Deadline
October 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Environmental Planning, Land Use, Land Value