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Author(s): Emília Malcata Rebelo
Title: Revision of Municipal Development Charges in Portugal: contributions to a new urban paradigm
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: This communication fits into the overall structural reform of the legislation that frames the territorialplanning and urban development currently taking place in Portugal. This reform aims at strengthening anew urban paradigm, providing the legal support to policy development and implementation in moreequitable, flexible, transparent and sustainable ways.Within this scope, this communication presents a proposal to reformulate the Portuguese MunicipalDevelopment Charges. This revision is crucial within the current socio-economic crisis that stronglyshapes municipal finances, and expresses the concern to provide municipalities with sustainable tools inorder to fight for the rights of their citizens. It is applied, as a case study, to the municipality of Bragança.This reassessment of municipal development charges fits the goals of the structural legal reformunderway, and is deeply important for territorial development processes and for populationsŽ well-beingas it warrants: (a) a greater resilience in the use of urban land, (b) the economic and financialsustainability of urban operations through a proper funding of development infrastructures; (c) highertransparency in the use of public funds; and (d) an increased fairness in the distribution of developmentcosts and benefits among the population.
Subject: Geografia regional, Geografia económica, Geografia económica e social
Regional geography, Economic geography, Social and economic geography
Scientific areas: Ciências sociais::Geografia económica e social
Social sciences::Social and economic geography
Source: AESOP Annual Congress, "From control to coevolution"
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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