Tomasz Zaborowski


Land acquisition and land value capture instruments as determinants of public urban infrastructure provision: A comparison of the Polish legal framework with its German counterpart

Tomasz Zaborowski

Geographia Polonica (2018) vol. 91, iss. 3, pp. 353-369 | Full text

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Prior to the approval of the Urban Regeneration Act 2015 (UR 2015) the Polish land management system did not provide sufficient quantity and quality of public urban infrastructure. Along with land-use planning, inefficient land acquisition and land value capture frameworks may be blamed for this situation. This paper aims at estimating the extent of progressive change of the Polish law amendments made by the UR act by applying a benchmark of relevant German legal regulations. Identified changes have developed the Polish toolkit of urban infrastructure provision, but effective and comprehensive frameworks of land readjustment and infrastructure-based betterment levies are still missing.

Keywords: land management, planning framework, land-use planning, land value capture, Poland, Germany, urban infrastructure

Tomasz Zaborowski [], Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies University of Warsaw Krakowskie Przedmieście 30, 00‑927 Warsaw: Poland