The Case for State-Based Visas in the U.S.
A recent Cato policy analysis makes the case for a more federalist approach to US immigration reform. The idea is relatively straightforward: grant the states that want additional immigrants the ability to attract them.
Alain Bertaud: Cities as Labor Markets
In a recent Marron Institute working paper, Alain Bertaud discusses the implications for urban planning when one considers the city through the lens of the labor market. Viewed this way, the primary objectives of urban planning involve improving mobility and affordability.
Unlocking Land Values for Infrastructure in Ahmedabad
Throughout the developing world, public agencies often act like illegal squatters. Because they lack title and an incentive to sell the land they manage, these agencies keep the land from being put to its most valuable use. Often this idle or underutilized land is in high-value districts of central cities.
Atlas of Urban Expansion: The 2015 Edition
The Urbanization Project and the Marron Institute are working with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Insitute of Land Policy to monitor urban expansion in a global sample of cities.