Land Tax

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New Haven Housing Authority Proposes Zoning Reforms, Land Tax

While the Connecticut State Legislature stalls on zoning reform, a local housing authority in the state is recommending an ambitious package of pro-development, supply-side policy changes to mitigate the cost of housing in the state.

July 27, 2023 - New Haven Independent

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How Low Land Taxes Contribute to the Housing Shortage

The relatively low cost of holding on to vacant lots leads to underdevelopment in what are often prime residential areas.

November 23, 2022 - The Wall Street Journal

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The Land Value Tax as a Solution for Housing Affordability

A Vox explainer digs into one of the esoteric ideas of planning theory: a land tax.

March 7, 2022 - Tax the Land

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More on the Cost of Anti-Growth Policies

As urban centers start making better sense for a digital economy, NIMBY policies might be worth re-examining. In addition to driving up the cost of housing, they may compound inefficiencies and slow down the economy.

April 12, 2015 - The Economist

Should Britain Scrap its Green Belts to Build Houses?

Housing construction hasn't kept up with Britain's robust population growth. The Economist floats several ideas for spurring development: relax permissions for developing greenfields, incentivize building on brownfields, and tax the value of land.

January 11, 2014 - The Economist

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