Transferable Development Rights

Transferable Development Rights and Other Market-Based Land Use Policy Tools

As public resources shrink and property rights concern grows, local jurisdictions and regional agencies are increasingly turning to "market-based" land use policy tools, including transferable development rights programs and mitigation banks. But these tools often perform poorly because they are not subject to rigorous economic analysis.

Solimar has extensive experience in using rigorous economic and market analysis to devise and review transferable development rights systems and other market-based land conservation mechanisms. Unlike other TDR consultants, Solimar uses expertise in environmental and land economics and brings a market-oriented approach to TDR projects. This expertise helps to ensure that TDR systems actually achieve land conservation and urban development goals in their implementation.

Clients have included: