Building Rights and Municipal Finance – The Experience of São Paulo, Brazil

By |2019-06-06T12:01:47+02:00June 6th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , , , |

Revenue from building rights, or land value capture, plays an important role for municipal finance. Martim O. Smolka and Camila Maleronka report on the specific challenges and achievements in the city of São Paulo.

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Who Captures the Gain from Urban Land Value?

By |2019-06-06T11:57:26+02:00June 4th 2019|municipal & climate finance, , , , , |

Urban land offers governments in developing countries a vital opportunity for self-financing development. While authorities often see these taxes as administratively burdensome and politically impossible, this doesn’t have to be the case.

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By the People, For the People: Social and Environmental Revitalisation of the Caño Martín Peña, Puerto Rico

By |2018-08-27T11:54:29+02:00August 22nd 2018|basic infrastructure & housing, housing & informality, , , , , |

Improving the living conditions in low-income communities always entails the threat of gentrification processes, eventually displacing the original residents. Lorena Zárate claims that this is not an inevitable outcome, as can be seen in the success of the Caño Martín Peña Land Use Plan.

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Land Governance: Catalyst for Sustainable Urban Development

By |2018-08-02T15:37:15+02:00August 2nd 2018|global urban debates, governance & finance, , , , , , |

Without land reforms, sustainable urbanisation is set to fail, argues Danilo Antonio from UN-Habitat. In his article, he outlines the conflicting interests around land governance issues and points out ways to secure land access and property rights for all urban dwellers.

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