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Land Value Capture: Principle and Practice in Canada and Around the World

February 2, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In Toronto, land value capture has become a hot topic recently because of its prominence as a proposed method to fund the SmartTrack transit plan. But Toronto is not alone. Cities around the world have become increasingly interested in the tools and techniques of land value capture as a means to pay for infrastructure.

Generally understood as a way of allowing the public to benefit from rising land values that result from government investments in infrastructure, or from administrative or regulatory changes in land uses, land value capture can take many different forms. At this event, Martim Smolka spoke about the theory and practice of land value capture as it has been implemented in Latin America, and David Amborski discussed its use in Canada.



  • Martim Smolka, Director, Latin American Program, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • David Amborski, Professor and Director, Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, Ryerson University
  • Paul Sanderson, President, International Property Tax Institute (Moderator)




February 2, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance


Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 Canada
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