Negotiating Density and Financing Public Goods in Vancouver and New Taipei City: A Development Rights Perspective

Mi Shih, Leslie Shieh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This article examines two density-based value-capture mechanisms–community amenity contributions (CAC) in Vancouver, Canada, and transfer of development rights (TDR) in New Taipei City, Taiwan–that planners use to finance public goods. To understand the differences in the design of the mechanisms, negotiating dynamics, actors involved, and types of public goods financed, we propose three perspectives on development rights: absolute ownership, bundle of rights, and public asset. We find that the public asset perspective underpins Vancouver’s CAC, whereas in New Taipei City’s TDR development rights are treated more as a commodity, a concept rooted in the absolute ownership perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-395
Number of pages16
JournalPlanning Practice and Research
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development

Keywords

  • Density
  • New Taipei city
  • Vancouver
  • development rights
  • land value capture

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Negotiating Density and Financing Public Goods in Vancouver and New Taipei City: A Development Rights Perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this