One of many exciting presentations at the Baltimore LEW was by an LEF grantee, The City of Mount Vernon, New York.  Your donations funded a highly successful community planning project, and, the City’s first public participation process.

Your Land Economics Foundation supports innovative research, case studies and community development efforts, applying land economic principles to human problems for a better future. This is your “sneak preview” of three exciting presentations from the 2018 Baltimore LEW.

Dr. Sheila D. Harris, Founding Director of the Arizona Housing Finance Authority and former Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has been named International Member of the Year of LAI.

Know your LAI founder. Richard Ely was a brilliant innovator and at the forefront of change at the beginning of the 20th century. He and his colleagues championed society and its politics with a vision that is resonate again in the daily news.

San Diego County has 11 regional shopping centers. They provide a wonderful opportunity for moving into the 21st century. Several will not survive and a few will do brilliantly.  

Member Richard Brasher has recently returned from Nice France and the regional area that surrounds it. His take on the transportation systems in France is well worth a read. 

A crash course in TIF financing from two of the Nation’s most experienced experts on the topic.

Densification is the most economical strategy for providing moderate priced housing in today's world. Densification drives down the cost of public services on a per unit basis and is the necessary ingredient in tomorrow's increasingly urban transit-oriented metropolitan areas.

LEF is now a major force in providing funds for cutting-edge economic studies. In the past 3 years, LEF has funded 15 major studies thanks to contributions by LAI members.

The LAI San Diego Chapter had over 30 members attend the 1 hour long walk-through of the seven story residential project currently underway in the Bankers Hill neighborhood near downtown San Diego.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Invest Atlanta President & CEO Dr. Eloisa Klementich presented on Increasing Economic Prosperity And Equity For All Of Atlanta at the Atlanta LAI Chapter lunch meeting.

A look at efforts by a non-profit to improve South Baltimore’s built environment & neighborhoods.

Ann McAfee, LAI Vancouver, received the 2018 International Member of the Year award from James Fawcett, Awards Committee Chair. Submit your nomination for the 2019 International Member of the Year!

Santa Clarita, CA is honoring Fereydoon Ghaffari, AICP, LA Chapter, with a bronze plaque to be located in the City’s Old Orchard Park in celebration of his innovative designs for the City’s paseos which were an integral part of the master plan he created

On May 1, 2019 LAI hosted the Rio Piedras Professional Advisory Delegation (PAD) in partnership with the Fideicomiso para el Desarrollo de Río Piedras (FDRP).

Now ready for your Chapter presentation and website. This cutting edge grant studies where public health and property analysis intersect.  Schedule this 20-minute video for a Chapter event soon. Plan on a great discussion!

Aloha Chapter initiates 10 new members.

Now available for your Chapter presentation and website. How do you preserve a city’s planning history?  Schedule this 20-minute video for a Chapter event soon. A great discussion will follow.


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