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Local Solutions for Housing Affordability

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy recently published a report to identify local government actions to ensure stable and affordable places to live for everyone.

March 11, 2021 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Gila National Forest

A New Tool for More Flexible and Resilient Water Policies

A new book created by the Sonoran Institute explains how exploratory scenario planning can be useful to prepare for the uncertainty of water in the near- and long-term future.

November 10, 2020 - Sonoran Institute

Akron, Ohio

New Legacy Cities Initiative Announced

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is launching the Legacy Cities Initiative to provide a network of support for cities of the country's industrial past.

September 18, 2020 - Lincoln Institue of Land Policy

Los Angeles in 1939, as determined by the  Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC).

Lessons From Decades of Racist Land Policy

President and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Dr. George McCarthy traces the legacy of racist policy and offers guidance toward an economic recovery that begins to undo systemic racism.

July 13, 2020 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Bogota, Colombia

10 Land Use Policies to Address Social, Economic, Environmental Challenges

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy recently recognized ten land use case studies for addressing some of the biggest challenges facing the world.

March 15, 2020 - Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

Planned City

Exploratory Scenario Planning, Explained

Planners don't need fancy software to prepare for an uncertain future. Exploratory scenario planning promises a more aware, adaptive, and resilient planning profession.

January 17, 2020 - Sonoran Institute via Vimeo

College Students

Innovative Planning Curriculum Awarded

Winners of an annual award for innovation in planning curriculum were announced earlier this year, and applications for 2020's award will be open until February.

December 16, 2019 - Land Lines

Detroit Vacant Properties

The Vacancy Epidemic

A new report uses terms like epidemic and hyper-vacancy to drive home the point about the effects of vacancies on communities like Cleveland, Gary, Toledo, and Detroit.

June 8, 2018 - Curbed

Home For Sale Signs

No Two Property Taxes Are Alike

The annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study" is available examines the imbalances across jurisdictions, and even within jurisdictions, when it comes to property taxes.

April 17, 2018 - At Lincoln House

Tudor City

Value Capture Replaces Congestion Pricing as Governor Cuomo's Subway Funding Fix

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) appears to be backing away from a controversial plan to toll midtown Manhattan but shows no reservations about embracing land value capture, which some regard as a "taking" by taxing land proximate to subway stations.

March 26, 2018 - Politico New York


New Tools for a New Era of Scenario Planning

The newly created Consortium for Scenario Planning will help planners to make better use of new scenario planning tools for land use and transportation decisions.

November 13, 2017 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Affordable Housing

Study Compares Nearly 900 Inclusionary Housing Programs

The largest survey of inclusionary housing to date contrasts the efficacy of policies across the United States.

October 25, 2017 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

New York Vacant Storefront

Data Shows a Tepid Post-2008 Recovery in America's Cities

According to data compiled by the Lincoln Institute, public revenue and spending on the local and municipal levels hasn't truly bounced back following the Great Recession.

October 23, 2017 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Downtown Flint Michigan along Saginaw Street

Strategies for Revitalizing Smaller Post-Industrial Cities

For every Pittsburgh or Cleveland success story, there's a story waiting to be told in smaller cities like Gary and Lowell.

September 8, 2017 - At Lincoln House

City of Kigali, Rwanda

Property Tax in Africa

The rapidly growing and urbanizing continent of Africa offers lessons in property tax.

July 21, 2017 - At Lincoln House

Texas Drought

New Center Integrates Land Use and Water Policy

A new branch of the Lincoln Institute will focus on water planning, especially in the western United States.

May 25, 2017 - The Daily Sentinel

Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona

Comparing the Differences in Property Taxes Around the United States

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have released their annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study."

May 24, 2017 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


Trump Raises Stakes For Urban Journalism

At an annual gathering of land use journalists, we came away with more questions than answers about how the Trump administration will treat cities.

April 13, 2017 - Josh Stephens


Comparing Property Tax Rates for 100 U.S. Cities

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy has released its annual comparison of property tax rates around the country, adding new wrinkles of analysis for this year's edition.

June 14, 2016 - At Lincoln House

Home For Sale Signs

Reports Surveys Property Tax Burdens in all 50 States

The annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study" offers a thorough resource for understanding the role of property taxes in fiscal responsibility at the municipal level.

May 27, 2015 - At Lincoln House

Project Manager III

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

UDO Transportation Planner

City of Charlotte - Charlotte Area Transit

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.