Planet of Cities

Planet of Cities

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Lincoln Institute
Value capture refers to a type of public financing where increases in private land values generated by public investments are “captured” or recouped by the public sector, rather than by individuals, to help pay for the initial investment needed for that development. This approach works in various ways and can take the form of taxes on the land owners, real estate taxes, or even impact fees. This book covers the conceptual frameworks and history of value capture; land value capture instruments; and specific applications for housing, community land trusts, transit, and science parks. It addresses value capture in the United States, Britain, France, India, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

This volume features the papers presented at the Lincoln Institute's sixth annual Land Policy Conference in June 2011. The previous volumes are available:

Climate Change and Land Policies
Municipal Revenues and Land Policies
Property Rights and Land Policies
Fiscal Decentralization and Land Policies
Land Policies and Their Outcomes

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This collection of fifteen articles on property values and revenue sources examines traditional and emerging government methodologies for extracting value from privately funded property improvements. Taking a variety of international perspectives, essays discuss topics such as property law and the capture of betterment value in Britain and France, special assessments inCalifornia, hybrid land readjustment processes in India, community benefits agreements, transit value captures, and assessment of non-profit property tax exemptions. Chapters include numerous illustrations, tables, and statistical data sets. The contributors are primarily academics in urban and regional planning and economics from a variety of American, UK and Asian institutions. The papers in this volume are drawn from the proceedings of the Land PolicyConference, held in May, 2011 at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781558442498
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 343 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)


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