Analyzing Land Readjustment: Economics, Law, and Collective Action

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Yu-hung Hong, Barrie Needham
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2007 - Architecture - 203 pages
Great effort has been devoted to the precise delineation and assignment of the legal and physical boundaries of private property. Yet, issues of unifying or assembling private property rights for urban redevelopment remain understudied. The contributors to this book search for viable alternatives to voluntary exchange or public intervention in the form of expropriation, and propose one possibility: land readjustment. The authors explore the international possibilities for facilitating cooperative land readjustment and the circumstances under which this should be possible. The book is divided into sections that focus on international legal issues, social and cultural issues, and new experiments with urban renewal and redevelopment.

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Yu-Hung Hong, fellow at the Lincoln Institute and visiting assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is engaged in research and teaching on utilizing land as a public revenue source, with a focus on institutional development of property taxation, public leasehold systems, and land readjustment.

Barrie Needham, professor at the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands, has research interests in the interaction between real estate and spatial planning. His work includes land policy, property development, property rights, and their effect on planning processes and on the form and quality of the manmade environment.

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