Research and analysis

Future of cities: land value capture

Essay looking at 'land value capture' in large scale developments.

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Planning permission can significantly increase the value of land, but this windfall goes directly to the land owner or developer. This essay looks at how a portion of this money can be used to ensure the community has the necessary infrastructure to support the new development.

The essay was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 11 February 2016