The Potential of Land Value Capture for Financing Urban Projects: Methodological Considerations and Case Studies

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Moreno, Nancy;
Vetter, Marcia F.
Oct 2016
The purpose of this book is to analyze non-traditional financing schemes for public investment in infrastructure, focused in particular on capturing the capital gains of urban land. This study shows that the capture of the surplus value generated by public interventions can contribute significantly to the financing strategies of urban projects in the region. The promotion of the use of financing mechanisms of this type, not only strengthens the financial autonomy of the municipalities but also helps to reduce the gap in the provision of infrastructure and basic services, allowing progress towards the construction of more competitive and sustainable cities.