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10/06/2010

New homepage features social media, blog, video at www.lincolninst.edu

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Contact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116

   CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 6, 2010) – The new homepage for www.lincolninst.edu allows users to follow the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, check in on the At Lincoln House blog, and see video both on the Web site and YouTube.
  The new homepage is part of a continuing effort to improve navigation, showcase dynamic content, and facilitate communication and interaction through social media:
* Twitter: @landpolicy (517 followers, nearly 200 tweets, named top Twitter account to follow about urban planning by Planetizen)
* Facebook: (Nearly 300 fans from the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, and 83 active monthly users)
* LinkedIn: (Company profile available to follow)
  Users can also sign up for low-traffic email updates and event updates by clicking on Register  and creating a profile.
 The three most recent posts at the Lincoln Institute blog, At Lincoln House, are now displayed on the homepage – on topics ranging from the origins of Monopoly to the property tax to the nexus of land use and climate change.
    Also on the homepage are links to the Lincoln Institute’s increasing library of video assets – for example, Bruce Babbitt’s keynote address at the Land Policy Conference on investing in infrastructure that will allow cities to adapt to climate change, or the Michael Dukakis lecture on high-speed rail – and to the Lincoln Institute’s channel on YouTube.
   The Web site, fully redesigned three years ago, allows users to search the Lincoln Institute’s publications – books, policy focus reports, working papers, and multimedia materials including documentary films – as well as educational activities, events and conferences, and research projects underway. RFPs and research and fellowship opportunities are found in the About section.
    Planetizen named www.lincolninst.edu one of the Top 10 Web sites for 2010 about issues including planning, design, and development, with particular praise for the Resources and Tools section. Resources and Tools includes the Visualizing section on planning tools, citizen engagement, and density; subcenters on community land trusts, regional collaboration, and managing state trust lands; and three free, extensive databases: Land and Property Values in the U.S., University Real Estate Development and Significant Features of the Property Tax .
    The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.
 

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