Very valuable and useful these seven courses that will be starting very soon, free and especially online.
Applications of the Cadastre Multifinalitario In the Definition of Urban Land Policies
A free, interactive and intensive Internet course that aims to promote a critical examination of the cadastral systems in force in the different Latin American jurisdictions and, from there, to develop methodological alternatives aimed at structuring proposals that contemplate the changes that are necessary for The consolidation of a truly useful information system for the implementation of territorial policies promoting urban development. (This version of the course is particularly oriented to the Ecuadorian cadastral reality).
Geographic Information Systems Applied to Urban Studies
Course that aims to disseminate GIS knowledge and develop works aimed at developing thematic charts and useful databases for the implementation of new territorial policies that promote urban development.
Taxes on Real Estate Property and Valuation of Real Estate
Course that aims to promote the examination of legal, political and economic principles that guide real estate taxation, as well as the function of the property tax as an instrument of urban development and its other beneficial effects. It seeks to identify ways to overcome critical factors responsible for inequities in current systems, through the identification of alternatives for the operation of the real estate cadastre and strategies to achieve greater efficiency in the collection of the tax. Special attention is given to issues related to the valuation of real estate.
Access and Management of Urban Land for the Poor in Latin America
The Mechanisms of Access and Management of Urban Land for the Poor in Latin America, aims to promote the critical analysis of the conditions and mechanisms for access to urban land by both the poor and the poor; And its consequences in the economic, social and urban environment. It examines diverse experiences of urban land management in other regions of the world, as well as some that begin to emerge in Latin America.
Financing of Latin American Cities with Urban Land
Course that facilitates the critical examination of the various policies regarding the financing of cities through urban land. Various instruments of direct action, regulatory and fiscal, particularly the property tax, are analyzed that mobilize capital gains to finance urban goods and services to broad sectors of the population, particularly those with lower resources. The course involves experiences from various parts of the world, however, it places particular emphasis and exercises on the Latin American context.
Urban Land Markets in Latin America
Course that favors the critical examination of the structuring, operation and regulation of the markets of soil and its reflection in the economic, social and urban problems. We analyze various policies and practices, discuss motivations and consequences of experiences from other regions of the world as well as those that emerge in Latin America.
Legal Dimensions of Soil Policies
Course that aims to present the different legal and legal frameworks, as well as principles and legal urban planning that can be used in the management of cities using the categories of urban law or strategies based on general principles of law.
You can see the detail of each one in the links, some of them are intensive. All are promoted by the Lincoln Institute and will be offered from March 31 to 18 May 2008. The deadline to apply will close 16 March 2008