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.
Grain & Housing Affordability in China
In a recent paper, UP senior scholar Alain Bertaud considers the lessons that China’s remarkable urban transition holds for other rapidly urbanizing countries in the developing world.
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.