Planning by Freehold

5 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2005  

Fred E. Foldvary

Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business - Economics Department

Abstract

Government planning of urban development is inefficient as it is controlled by political processes rather than conducted on behalf of the people it is intended to benefit. Certain forms of property rights such as divisions of freehold and leasehold can, and in practice do, lead to much more effective use of resources and provision of shared services as the owners of the freehold have an incentive to maximise site values and rents.

Suggested Citation

Foldvary, Fred E., Planning by Freehold. Economic Affairs, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 11-15, December 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=857526 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2005.00582.x

Fred E. Foldvary (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business - Economics Department ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA California 95053
United States

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