Articles In The Latest Issue: August 2013
The Missing Metric
Analyses showing huge disparities in property tax collected for different building types in various locations point the way to a new regulatory approach that considers future revenue return among a range of parameters.
Anticipating the Black Swan
The trying circumstances faced by Sarasota County in theGreat Recession and its aftermath highlight the dangers of relying too much on statistical informationthat is disconnected from the realities of community and place.
Thinking Differently about Development
Research shows that regardless of the size of the municipality, its most potent property tax generating properties are its downtown or Main Street.
Spatialization of Revenue Structures
This article presents a framework for understandinghow the physical configuration of a municipality is affected by the tax policies it chooses.
Michael A. Pagano
Private Money for Public Projects
As state and local jurisdictions increasingly seek private funding to supplement public dollars, they face concerns about donor activism.
Paul Landow and Carol Ebdon
Sports Facilities and Economic Development
A new sports facility by itself should not be expected to raise employment or per capita income levels in a community.