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Viewing Our Land Productivity

Show simple item record Panabaker, Ian Downham, Jason Keating, Emily Minnicozzi, Joe 2017-05-05T15:45:05Z 2017-05-05T15:45:05Z 2017-03-01
dc.description Poster was part of 'What We Know' display, held on March 1, 2017 at the Quebec Street Mall in Downtown Guelph. At 'What We Know,' the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute brought together 50 posters featuring diverse research on Guelph and Wellington from community organizations, municipal staff, faculty and students. Topics included feral cats, farmland loss, food waste, the wellbeing of children and more - all specific to Guelph and Wellington. en_US
dc.description.abstract Guelph is growing differently. We are both adding new development on the periphery but also intensifying areas like downtown. This means we are generating property tax growth differently by using land more productively as well as adding new growth areas. Through our Geographic Information System, the City of Guelph can model 'tax density' (the value of taxes and assessments, equalized and divided by property areas) to provide a new way to look at how we raise revenue through property taxes.' Using data from 2013 and 2016, the City used land assessment updates from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation to model change in the productivity of lands in the city. It shows that the most dense areas with mixed-use and urban land-use patterns have the highest ‘tax density. Downtown is leading the way in creating the most tax-dense lands. This insight helps to share municipal plans for infrastructure and public realm investment priorities. en_US
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dc.subject What we know en_US
dc.subject Guelph en_US
dc.subject Guelph Wellington en_US
dc.subject City of Guelph en_US
dc.subject land use en_US
dc.subject property tax growth en_US
dc.subject property tax en_US
dc.subject mixed use land patterns en_US
dc.subject urban land-use patterns en_US
dc.subject tax-dense lands en_US
dc.title Viewing Our Land Productivity en_US
dc.type Conference Poster en_US

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