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Richard Rybeck

Richard Rybeck

Just Economics, LLC
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law, Tax Law
  • District of Columbia
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Rybeck is the director of Just Economics, LLC. Just Economics assists communities in restructuring taxes, fees and regulations so that the economic incentives embedded in them are more conducive for job creation, affordable housing, transportation efficiency and sustainable economic development (transit-oriented development & smart growth).

Practice Areas
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Tax Law
  • Free Consultation
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    My work is primarily providing public policy advice along with legislative and regulatory drafting to communities, associations, and advocacy organizations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Land!
Habitat for Humanity
Funding Infrastructure to Rebuild Equitable Green Prosperity
Revitalization News
Using Value Capture to Finance Infrastructure and Encourage Compact Development
Public Works Management & Policy Journal
Speaking Engagements
Funding Transportation for Equity, Sustainability & Prosperity, Strong Towns Podcast #164
Charles Marohn, Director of Strong Towns, interviews Rick Rybeck, Director of Just Economics, about how different funding mechanisms lead to different results for transportation, affordable housing, economic development and the environment.
Revitalizing Markets and Achieving Smart Growth, Southern New England American Planning Association Conference :, Hartford, CT
American Planning Association
Using property tax reform to promote more compact, sustainable and affordable development.
Value Capture's Potential to Fund Transit, Transit: Critical Issues Symposium, Tallahassee, FL
DeVoe Moore Center, Florida State Univeristy
Value capture is an often-overlooked source of revenue for transit. Evidence from around the world regarding the extent to which value capture can help make transit financially self-sustaining.
Integrating Transportation & Land Use for Sustainability & Equity, World Bank Brown Bag Lunch Series, Washington, DC
World Bank
Overcoming the Disconnect between Transportation and Land Use to Promote Job Creation, Affordable Housing and Environmental Sustainability.
Exploring Funding Through Real Estate Development, Metrorail 2010, London, UK
World Metrorail Conference
Transit, if well designed and well executed, enhances land values near stations. Instead of allowing this publicly-created value to end up as a windfall for landowners, returning these values to the transit agencies that created them can help make transit financially self-sustaining.
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Washington, DC, USA
Telephone: (202) 439-4176
1669 Columbia Rd NW #116
Washington, DC 20009-3625
Cell: (202) 439-4176