2024 National Planning Conference

Land-Value Capture for Community Benefits

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

CM | 1.25

Location: R02

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  • Strategies for land-value capture and their legal status
  • Practical aspects of adding these strategies to your planning program
  • How land-value capture was integrated into the implementation of an area plan in Denver to generate affordable housing


Land-value capture, also known as value sharing, is a type of land-based financing that begins with the recognition that public investment and government action — a new transit station, for example, or an up-zoning — increase property value for private landowners. This increase in value can be measured and collected to support new construction of infrastructure, affordable housing, and other amenities that improve quality of life for all residents. The panel will introduce land-value capture strategies and their legal status, provide strategies for how implementing land-value capture at the local government level, and share a case study of their application in Denver.

Session Speakers

Abram M. Barge, AICP
City of Denver
Denver, CO

Armando Carbonell, FAICP
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
West Barnstable, MA

Gerald Korngold
New York Law School
New York, NY

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Julie Herlands, AICP
TischlerBise, Inc.
Falls Church, VA

Peter Pollock, FAICP
Organizer and Speaker
Boulder, CO

Activity ID: NPC188125