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Revista de Derecho Urbanístico y Medio Ambiente

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This article explores the differences, similarities, comparative advantages and disadvantages between developer funding requirements for Affordable and Work Force Housing in the United States and Spain. Emphasis is placed on impact fees as a revenue source in the United States and value recapture requirements in Spain and in Catalonia in particular. The author concludes that American impact fees provide a broader base for developer funding requirement but that Spanish land value recapture programs offer greater flexibility to planning officials when they are applicable.

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Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Developer Funding of Affordable and Work Force Housing Through Impact Fees and Land Value Recapture: A Comparison of American and Spanish Approaches, Revista de derecho urbanístico y medio ambiente, Apr.-May 2015, at 131.