Land-Based Financing

Our Work

Our work on land-based financing explores how the public sector can recover and reinvest land value increases that result from public investment and other government actions such as a rezoning or land use change.

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Land Value Return

Policy Briefs

Value Capture

Implementing Value Capture in Latin America

Policy Focus Reports

City and Regional Planning, Infrastructure, Land Value Taxation, Property Tax, Public Finance, Urbanization, Valuation, Value Capture

Contribución de mejoras en América Latina

Policy Focus Reports

Public Finance

Land Value Capture in the United States

Policy Focus Reports

Infrastructure, Land and Property Rights, Land Use and Zoning, Local Government, Public Finance, Value Capture

Technical Assistance for Land Value Return

We provide technical assistance to communities considering land value return to help them secure much-needed revenues or in-kind contributions from developers and property owners.

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Global Compendium of Land Value Capture Policies

The Global Compendium of Land Value Capture Policies, a joint project of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, is an ambitious undertaking to understand the full landscape of land value capture (LVC) instruments, how they are configured and deployed across the globe in OECD and Non-OECD countries, and what it would take to unleash their full potential as a sustainable revenue source.

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Land Value Capture, Explained

What is “land value capture”? How does it work? And why have so many communities across the world applied this financial approach? This video explains land value capture and provides examples from within the “toolbox” of instruments available to governments. It shows how communities have used land value capture to promote social equity and finance affordable housing, infrastructure, and other public goods.

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