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Land Value Return, Strategy to Finance a Better Urban Future

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In an era of tight budgets and exploding need, cities around the world are funding infrastructure and other public improvements through "land value return." This policy approach offers an array of public finance instrument and initiatives that enable communities to recover and reinvest land value increases resulting from public investment and other government actions. In this talk, I will introduce different land value return mechanisms, using international experience from different cities, to show how land value return can be a useful strategy and integral tool to help governments advance positive fiscal, social, and environmental outcomes.

About The Author

Xinrui Shi is the Chief of Staff at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Xinrui serves at the primary point of contacts, oversees strategic planning of the Institute, and provides advisory to its research projects and activities with the special focus on the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center in Beijing and the Institute’s geographic strategy in Asia. Xinrui is a lawyer and an experienced researcher in real estate finance and comparative urban planning laws and policies (US and China). Her recent publications have examined housing finance, land use, and property tax legislations in China. She has authored several policy briefs and working papers for governmental think-tanks and agencies including the Development and Research Center (DRC) of the State Council of China and the Ministry of Natural Resources. She has co-authored an IMF working paper on China’s housing market. Xinrui has been invited to present her research internationally and has given lectures at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China. She earned her B.A. at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and her J.D. at Emory University. She is also an attorney licensed to practice in the State of New York.

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