Tax Policies in Core Area Improvement Program

by T. William Patterson, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Urban Planning; Purdue Univ., W. Lafayette, Ind.,
Kumares C. Sinha, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Assoc. Dir.; Center for Public Policy and Public Administration, Purdue Univ., W. Lafayette, Ind.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 2, Pg. 129-135

Document Type: Journal Paper


The deliberate use of tax policies as a program element (of the many elements put together in organized urban core area improvement programs) has, until recently, largely been neglected. The background section considers the most common elements in such programs. The third section examines the implications of current tax policies for core areas. The fourth section describes the economic aspects of core areas that might be affected favorably by altered tax policies. The fifth section considers possible roles for tax policies in program implementation. This paper contends that there is much promise in shaping tax policies both as incentives and disincentives as an integral part of core area revitalization programs.

Subject Headings: Taxation | Urban areas | Economic factors | Integrals

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