LAND VALUE CAPTURE: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Session 4

2019-02-06 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Henry George School of Social Science
Phone:(212) 889-8020
Address: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016

Public infrastructure has long played an instrumental role in the growth of our cities and largely accounts for the observed increase in land values. And yet, our funding mechanisms have failed to tap into this vast source of publicly created wealth, allowing it to be pocketed by private landlords. In this 5-session course, Dr. Marty Rowland traces the theory of Land Value Capture back to the work of Henry George and discusses its potential for driving the rebirth of our cities.

Instructor: Dr. Marty Rowland
Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: Wednesdays: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13
Main Texts:
H. George, Social Problems
L.C. Walters, Land Value Capture in Policy and Practice

Related upcoming events

  • 2019-04-22 6:30 pm - 2019-04-22 8:30 pm

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

  • 2019-04-23 6:30 pm - 2019-04-23 8:30 pm

     

    Through an intense and thorough analysis of George’s seminal work, Progress & Poverty, this course will take aim at the fundamental problem of wealth distribution and show that the only viable alternative to “bad capitalism” is not socialism but “true capitalism”; where socially created wealth is put to the service of the community rather than privatized. The course will lay out George’s simple but radical remedy, so that we may avoid the insanity of trying the same solutions and expect different results.

    Instructor: Marty Rowland, Ibrahima Drame, Ron Rubin, Michael Bucher
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9, 4/23

  • 2019-04-25 6:30 pm - 2019-04-25 8:30 pm

    This course familiarizes students with theories and policies of international trade. Students will learn the importance of international trade and examine its effects on production, profits and the distribution of wealth in the economy. The course will introduce concepts such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments…etc.… Students will also analyze specific trade agreements and discuss their impact on the American working class.

    Instructor: Stephen Taft
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/25
    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

  • 2019-04-29 6:30 pm - 2019-04-29 8:30 pm

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

  • 2019-05-01 6:30 pm - 2019-05-01 8:30 pm

    This course familiarizes students with theories and policies of international trade. Students will learn the importance of international trade and examine its effects on production, profits and the distribution of wealth in the economy. The course will introduce concepts such as comparative advantage, increasing returns to scale, factor endowments…etc.… Students will also analyze specific trade agreements and discuss their impact on the American working class.

    Instructor: Stephen Taft
    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Wednesdays: 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/25, 5/1
    Main Texts: H. George, Protection or Free Trade

  • 2019-05-06 6:30 pm - 2019-05-06 8:30 pm

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

  • 2019-05-13 6:30 pm - 2019-05-13 8:30 pm

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems

  • 2019-05-20 6:30 pm - 2019-05-20 8:30 pm

    In his “fighting” book, Social Problems published nearly a decade after Progress & Poverty, Henry George argued that the unequal distribution of wealth is the fundamental problem that defines and shapes all other social problems faced by modern societies. He saw in monopoly and, in particular land monopoly the driving force behind wealth inequality and economic injustice. This course will walk us through George’s framework and ask whether his diagnosis of the key social problem was accurate then and now, and most importantly, discuss whether his recipe for economic prosperity and social justice is still relevant today.

    Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Drame

    Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dates: Mondays: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
    Main text: H. George, Social Problems