This paper synthesizes and extends the results of urban land market studies carriedout in three Brazilian cities ? Brasília, Curitiba and Recife. The purpose of thestudies is to empirically assess the performance of urban land markets in differentcities and to gauge the feasibility of applying the Land Market Assessmentmethodology in Brazil. The project involved the collaboration of severalorganizations: The World Bank, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA),Secretaria de Estado de Desenvolvimento Urbano e Habitação (SEDUH), Institutode Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano de Curitiba (IPPUC), and Fundação deDesenvolvimento Municipal (FIDEM). The field research was carried out in 2003.