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2011-05-17 23:00:00

Sixth Annual Land Policy Conference is May 22-24 in Cambridge, Mass. CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The use of value capture to finance local infrastructure, transportation projects, and urban redevelopment is the topic of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's 6th annual Land Policy Conference at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge May 22-24. The concept of value capture is based on engaging the private sector to contribute to the cost of major infrastructure and...

2011-05-10 06:05:00

Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America looks at awarding titles, upgrading CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today one out of four urban residents in Latin America lives in a dwelling that does not have a legal title, or lacks urban services such as water and sanitation, or is constructed in a precarious location. Improving conditions in existing informal settlements and shantytowns in Latin American cities is a necessary and worthy goal, but the...

2010-11-29 23:01:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interest in collecting payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) from charitable nonprofit organizations is likely to grow as cash-strapped municipalities seek additional revenue, according to a new report by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (www.lincolninst.edu). But cities and towns should collaborate with colleges, universities, medical facilities and other nonprofits that are exempt from paying property taxes, for greater...

2010-09-16 11:04:00

Alternatives to the "tragedy of the commons" detailed for managing natural resources CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Prize winners Douglass C. North, Elinor Ostrom, and Thomas C. Schelling will be among the speakers at a two-day conference on property rights and the management of natural resources such as fisheries, forests, mines, and water, sponsored and organized by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (www.lincolninst.edu) in conjunction with Elinor Ostrom...

2010-05-17 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The intersection of land and environmental policy - including the question of where to put wind and solar farms, adaptation to climate change, the relationship between urban form and vehicle miles traveled, and green building standards for entire neighborhoods - will be the subject of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy's 5th annual Land Policy Conference May 23-25. Bruce Babbitt, former governor of Arizona and interior secretary, will be the...

2010-04-14 12:20:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of non-profit leaders will highlight a new, ground-up, collaborative approach for the conservation of large landscapes - ecosystems, watersheds and wildlife corridors that involve multiple jurisdictions and land ownership -- at the White House Conference on America's Great Outdoors Friday, April 16, 2010 in Washington D.C. The conference [http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/Press_Releases/March_26_2010], centered on...

2010-04-01 11:37:00

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in major conference on global cities RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A consortium of Latin American nations, in consultation with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, vowed to address climate change in the urban development of low-income areas, issuing a statement at UN-HABITAT's Fifth World Urban Forum. The Contribution of the Americas to the World Urban Forum, which includes a set of policy recommendations for national and...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bringing expertise and experience in land use, climate change, and informal settlement, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will participate in the World Urban Forum 5 in Rio de Janeiro March 22-26. The World Urban Forum is a biennial event organized by UN-HABITAT to focus on rapid urbanization worldwide, and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policy. The theme is "The Right to the City-Bridging the Urban...

2010-02-03 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planners in the Intermountain West must focus on the economic savings of mitigating and adapting to climate change as they tailor federal and state efforts to suit local and regional needs, according to a new report published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Planning for Climate Change in the West, by Rebecca Carter and Susan Culp, acknowledges the critical role of local planners in confronting challenges posed by climate change. It also...

2009-12-10 08:00:00

Research for Lincoln Institute of Land Policy-Sonoran Institute reveals how local planners work to reduce vehicle miles traveled, energy and water consumption, encourage density PHOENIX, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Planners in western communities are promoting efforts that address climate change-related challenges -- like managing water supplies, reducing energy consumption, building more efficient transportation systems and protecting open space -- but are reluctant to label them...


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