Monitoring Urban Markets: The Experience of Latin American Cities

May 1997
This Urban Sector present Dissemination Note reports on the presentations made and discussions held in the Seminar organized by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy of Cambridge, MA, on the Latin American experience in monitoring urban land markets. The Seminar gathered 10 representatives of private firms that, as part of their business, systematically gather data and sale information about urban real estate markets. Systematic information about urban land and real estate transactions play a significant role in improving the operation of urban markets. Further, this information is a valuable input for public decision making concerning infrastructure investment, zoning and other land use planning decisions, and for scientific research on urban issues.