This book from the Lincoln Institute's 2014 Land Policy Conference examines issues of land use policies and their impact on sustainable urbanization. By 1960, one-third of the world’s population lived in urban areas, and in 2007 the world’s urban population passed the halfway mark. All projected world population growth through 2050 will be urban, by which time two-thirds of the worlds people will depend on urban environments to meet their social, economic, and housing needs. The extent to which these needs will be met depends in many ways by the character of future urbanization defined in large part by land policies, ranging from planning for development or climate change, to the provision of affordable housing or other opportunities for the advancement of urban residents. Click to Download.