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Title Eminent Domain: An Evaluation Based on Criteria Relating to Equity, Effectiveness, and Efficiency
Author Cypher, M. L., Forgey, F. A.
Source Urban Affairs Review, 39, 2, pp. 254-268
Database SAGE Journals Online
Access date 09.09.2004
Abstract As downtown redevelopment occurs, eminent domain continues to be used as an economic development tool. This research evaluates the equity, effectiveness, and efficiency of certain components of eminent domain as it is used for downtown economic development projects. A survey-based methodology was employed to acquire data from city managers located in the 239 most populous cities within the United States. The findings indicate that eminent domain is effective in raising property tax values, efficient in minimizing litigation-based project delays, but inequitable to various developers seeking title to property following condemnation.
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Year of publication2003
Bibliographic typeJournal article