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Transforming Community Development with Land Information Systems.

Treuhaft, Sarah and G. Thomas Kingsley.

Geographic information systems (GIS) and Web services have dramatically expanded the ability to access, analyze, disseminate, and display vast quantities of data. These powerful technologies make it possible for cities, counties, and even regions to integrate their administrative databases and make parcel-level information available to the public via the Internet. With this extensive information infrastructure in place, community development practitioners now have greater access to the detailed property data that are so vital for analyzing and monitoring changes in neighborhood real estate markets. This report is part of a multiyear research and action project by PolicyLink, the Urban Institute, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to advance the field of parcel data systems and their application to community revitalization and equitable development. It describes how pioneering organizations and partnerships are turning robust, integrated parcel data systems into powerful tools for guiding community change. Case studies of five cities and regionsラChicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.ラdetail some of the nation's most promising applications of property-level information.

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Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
48 pp.
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