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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...

2009-10-12 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jamie Williams, The Nature Conservancy's Northern Rockies Initiative Director, and a pioneer in collaborative conservation work in the West, was announced today as the winner of the Land Trust Alliance's prestigious Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award. He is the fourth recipient of this honor awarded by the Land Trust Alliance to recognize outstanding leadership, innovation and creativity in land conservation. Williams was also...

2009-08-05 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as local governments desperately need revenue to provide services, the property tax base has been significantly diminished by tax caps, assessment limitations, relief measures, and expanded exemptions, according to a new book published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Erosion of the Property Tax Base: Trends, Causes, and Consequences, edited by Nancy Y. Augustine, Michael E. Bell, David Brunori, and Joan Youngman (2009 / 368...

2009-08-03 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Filling a major gap in the availability of residential property data, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business announced a new online database detailing land and property values in the United States. Located in the Resources and Tools section of www.lincolninst.edu, Land and Property Values in the U.S. [http://www.lincolninst.edu/subcenters/land-values/] provides...

2009-06-11 06:00:00

Former Arizona governor, chairman of World Wildlife Fund brings expertise and experience in land policy, planning, natural resources, and infrastructure CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce Babbitt, former governor of Arizona and interior secretary in the Clinton administration, has joined the board of directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. "This is a convergence and a coming home," said Babbitt, who is stepping down in October as chairman of the World...