REBUILD. REENVISION. REFORM. How a Land Value Tax Would Impact Philadelphia.
On February 23, 2021 RSF, in conjunction with CPTR and 5th Square, hosted a webinar to address the City of Brotherly Love’s issues – from gentrification, to blight, to regressive taxation – and how it has been dealt a near fatal blow to its economy due to the pandemic. We explored the reimagining of one of the City’s most familiar taxes and how that could be the key to keeping long-time residents in their homes, encouraging private investment, and shoring up revenue streams in the time of social distancing and beyond. We had a fantastic turnout with a high level of engagement from elected officials and those interested in seeing Philadelphia – and other cities across the country – thrive during these uncertain times. We look forward to more webinars addressing issues that impact our communities.