Dr. Ki Eun Kang, ISTPP Postdoctoral Research Associate, recently presented a paper entitled “Understanding the Relationship Between Collaboration and Income Inequality in Land Development” at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). This paper was coauthored with Kyungha Lee, a doctoral candidate at Yonsei University.
Their research specifically looks at cases of land economic development projects across the US and how level of income inequality is associated with the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes, public participation, discussions, and cooperative efforts. A national survey of planners and elected officials was conducted to help elucidate the regional dynamics around issues of land development. From the model of this study, Kang and Lee found that municipalities with ADR proceedings decrease the chance of income inequality among their residents. Municipalities with higher collaborative efforts and more discussion in development projects are less likely to face unequal distribution of income. However, the results show that public participation was not an important driver of income inequality.
Kang, Ki Eun. (2021). “Understanding the Relationship Between Collaboration and Income Inequality in Land Development.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, April 10. Paper coauthored with Kyungha Lee.