David Montgomery of the Pioneer Press interviewed me for “Minnesota debates ‘value capture’ tax for road projects“. Selections below: A Political Economy of Access: Infrastructure, Networks, Cities, and Institutions by David M. Levinson and David A. King “The people who are getting all of the benefits, or many of the benefits, from the infrastructure are […]
I talked about Land Value Capture at the Railvolution Conference yesterday. The presentation is here. Our reports are here. .
I am moderating (and presenting) on a Rail-Volution panel on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 10 AM. This is being held in Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the Minnehaha Room. I will be at the conference much of Tuesday, so email if you want to meet up. Value Capture: Myth or Reality? AICP CM […]
The Strib reports: State gives city new tool to fund streetcars : “One provision in the state tax bill could have a significant impact on Mayor R.T. Rybak’s dreams of building a streetcar in Minneapolis. The bill allows the city to dedicate tax revenues from several specific parcels around Minneapolis to help pay for a […]
The new issue of the Journal of Transport and Land Use 5(1) has landed. Inside are: Introduction to the Special Issue on Value Capture for Transportation Finance by David Levinson and Jerry Zhao This special issue includes 5 articles on value capture strategies used in transportation finance. Joint Development as a Value Capture Strategy in […]
The analyst Horace Dediu writes in Harvard Business Review: Google’s Strategic Mistakes Drove Motorola Buy: It’s an innovative, if not convoluted, business model: Building and giving away the plumbing so that homes are granted unhindered access to free Google utility services (whose meter readings are sold to the highest bidder). But it comes with more […]
Reason Foundation blog endorses Land Value Capture and Market-Based Transportation Funding Sam Staley writes: I’ve thought for a while that “value capture”–taxing the increase in property value due to public investment in infrastructure–should be used more widely as an alternative to using income taxes, sales taxes, or other general forms of taxation to fund transportation […]
A new Brookings Institution report by myself and Emilia Istrate: Access for Value: Financing Transportation Through Land Value Capture is now out. Access for Value: Financing Transportation Through Land Value Capture David M. Levinson, R.P. Braun-CTS Chair of Transportation Engineering, University of Minnesota Emilia Istrate, Senior Research Analyst, Metropolitan Policy Program The Brookings Institution APRIL […]
From the WaPo Commercial property owners may be asked to pay for part of streetcar costs Commercial property owners along 37 miles of planned routes for a D.C. streetcar system may be asked to foot the bill for a quarter or more of the $1.5 billion system proposed by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. DC is […]
Our Value Capture for Transportation Finance study is now out. Policy Summary Report to the Minnesota Legislature Detailed reports will be placed online soon. About the Study Large public investments in state transportation infrastructure–such as new freeway interchanges, highways, or transit stations–can increase the value of adjacent private land, sometimes substantially. Capturing the value of […]
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