At the Tipping Point

Krohe Jr., James
March 2007
Planning;Mar2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p20
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The article reports on issues and topics related to tax increment financing (TIF) in the U.S. According to its advocates, TIF is the greatest thing to happen to cities since paved streets. The TIF scheme has made it possible for municipalities, counties, or designated development agencies to borrow against future property tax revenue to pay for the public improvements needed help generate those revenues. However experts warn, as anyone who has a credit card knows, the temptation to misuse it can be strong. INSET: Sprawl Engine?.


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