Land markets: promoting development by improving access

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LandmarketsvptLand markets that allow access to land—and to buildings—through secure property rights, at transparent prices, and with efficient permitting processes and land tax systems are essential to a good business environment. Creating such markets, however, can be a long, complex, politically charged process, especially where most land is untitled and where there are conflicting claims. But experience points to practical interim or step solutions that can have a positive impact and generate the political capital to reform the overall land market system.

That is the leadoff to our most recent Viewpoint on land markets by Russell Muir and Xiaofang Shen.

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