Dan Sullivan on the Land Value Tax as a Community Development Tool

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= Dan Sullivan - Capturing the value of the commons: Land Value Tax as a community development tool

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"Dan Sullivan is director of Saving Communities, a US NGO working on a wide range of community development issues. He contrasted the experience of Pittsburgh and Cleveland in the present downturn. Cleveland is struggling to stem a complete collapse of its housing market while in Pittsburgh, foreclosure rates are low, home prices are climbing slightly and construction rates are increasing. He attributed the difference to the fact that Pittsburgh has a site value tax and Cleveland does not.

Recorded on day three of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland

newemergency.org was organised by Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability."