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Urban Planning and Real Estate Development
John Ratcliffe
0415272610
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The second edition of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development deals with the planning and development dimensions of land management. The student is guided through the procedural and practical aspects of developing land from the perspective of both regulatory agencies and the developer. In this edition the sections addressing dispute resolution, urban regeneration and probity have been revised and updated. New material addressing the private finance initiative, sustainable development, urban regeneration, the renaissance in urban living and the experience economy has been added.

This textbook is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students and explains the key dimensions of property development and town planning. It should be of interest to students of real-estate, estate management, land management...


The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Modern Library Series)
Jane Jacobs
0679600477
February 1993
Hardcover
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Review
"The liveliness of her mind is a joy to behold, as is her common sense and a prose style uncluttered with the litter of empty jargon...her book is well and timely met." - The Globe and Mail


"This is vintage Jane Jacobs: quietly authoritative, profoundly accessible, and disdainful of the blinkered viewpoints of academic theorists." - The Calgary Herald


"Witty, beautifully written--the culmination of Jacobs' previous thinking, and a step forward that deftly invokes a broader philosophical, even metaphysical, context." - Publishers Weekly


"Jane Jacobs has become more than a person. She is an adjective." - Toronto Life


From the Trade Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Urban Planning and Real Estate Development
John Ratcliffe
0415272629
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The second edition of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development deals with the planning and development dimensions of land management. The student is guided through the procedural and practical aspects of developing land from the perspective of both regulatory agencies and the developer. In this edition the sections addressing dispute resolution, urban regeneration and probity have been revised and updated. New material addressing the private finance initiative, sustainable development, urban regeneration, the renaissance in urban living and the experience economy has been added.

This textbook is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students and explains the key dimensions of property development and town planning. It should be of interest to students of real-estate, estate management, land management...


Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis and Design
Walter Martin Hosack
007136255X
June 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
It is the kind of simplified tool that many of us in practice sorely need" - Jamie Greene, AICP, AIA, Principal, American Communities Partnership *The first computational tool for land development and site planning analysis and design *Real-world case studies, with photographs and plans, illustrate how alternative development options would affect the project results *Includes a CD-ROM containing 30 interactive spreadsheets that can be used for every type of land development scenario

Book Info
Discusses several new tools on a CD-ROM that can improve our ability to evaluate the development capacity of land, the context produced, the cost involved, the tax and investment yield implied, the tax abatement feasible, and the relationship between this built environment and the...


The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Jane Jacobs
067974195X
December 1992
Paperback
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Review
"The liveliness of her mind is a joy to behold, as is her common sense and a prose style uncluttered with the litter of empty jargon...her book is well and timely met." - The Globe and Mail


"This is vintage Jane Jacobs: quietly authoritative, profoundly accessible, and disdainful of the blinkered viewpoints of academic theorists." - The Calgary Herald


"Witty, beautifully written--the culmination of Jacobs' previous thinking, and a step forward that deftly invokes a broader philosophical, even metaphysical, context." - Publishers Weekly


"Jane Jacobs has become more than a person. She is an adjective." - Toronto Life


From the Trade Paperback edition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Alternative Urban Futures
Raquel Pinderhughes
0742523667
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human activities on the environment.


Sprawl: A Compact History
Robert Bruegmann
0226076903
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
After 70 years of suffering the slings and arrows of academic criticism, suburban life finally finds a compelling defender in Bruegmann. A professor of art history and urban planning at the University of Illinois–Chicago, Bruegmann demonstrates that urban sprawl is a natural process as old as the world's oldest cities, wherein large metropolises reach a point of maturity and those with financial means escape the congestion and high prices of city life. What has changed over the past century, the author says, is that an increasing number of citizens have achieved the financial means to participate in what was once an exclusive luxury of the wealthy. Bruegmann acknowledges that the effects on cities are not always positive, but he also demonstrates that many of the criticisms of suburban sprawl—e.g.,...


Alternative Urban Futures
Raquel Pinderhughes
0742523675
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Alternative Urban Futures challenges existing models of urban development and promotes alternative paradigms, processes, and technologies designed to fulfill human needs and limit the harmful impacts of human activities on the environment.


Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Andres Duany
0865476063
April 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Like "an architectural version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, our main streets and neighborhoods have been replaced by alien substitutes, similar but not the same," state Duany, Plater-Zyberk and Speck in this bold and damning critique. The authors, who lead a firm that has designed more than 200 new neighborhoods and community revitalization plans, challenge nearly half a century of widely accepted planning and building practices that have produced sprawling subdivisions, shopping centers and office parks connected by new highways. These practices, they contend, have not only destroyed the traditional concept of the neighborhood, but eroded such vital social values as equality, citizenship and personal safety. Further, they charge that current suburban developments are not only economically and...


Integrating City Planning And Environmental Improvement
Donald Miller
0754642836
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Spatial Planning And Urban Development in the New Eu Member States
Uwe Altrock
075464684X
May 2006
Hardcover
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Robert A. Caro
0394720245
July 1975
Paperback
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Review
"Surely the greatest book ever written about a city." --David Halberstam

"A masterpiece of American reporting. It's more than the story of a tragic figure or the exploration of the unknown politics of our time. It's an elegantly written and enthralling work of art." --Theodore H. White

"The most absorbing, detailed, instructive, provocative book ever published about the making and raping of modern New York City and environs and the man who did it, about the hidden plumbing of New York City and State politics over the last half-century, about the force of personality and the nature of political power in a democracy. A monumental work, a political biography and political history of the first magnitude." --Eliot Fremont-Smith, New York

"One of the most exciting,...


Comparative Urban Planning Law
James A. Kushner
0890892067
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Comparative Urban Law is divided into a series of discussion topics, offering descriptions of the American response to specific urban problems and contrasting the American experience with approaches from other nations. Seeking to offer readers, including those with no experience in the field, a wide range of discussion topics to suit their interests, the selected subjects range from traditional planning techniques such as zoning and "smart growth" management systems to affordable housing, transportation, economic development, and urban revitalization. Other topics topics such as land use controls and land development laws in different countries are also included. This book also contains sufficient textual introductions and discussions of the topics so that the book can also be read by those simply interested in the...


Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
Bruce E. Babbitt
1559630930
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Babbitt served as secretary of the interior from 1993 to 2001, which put him at the helm during the infamous spotted owl controversy. In this refreshingly to-the-point and commonsensical account of the formulation of major land-use initiatives and assessment of the thorny thicket of science and politics from which pioneering environmental policies must emerge, Babbitt traces his journey from bewilderment to a clear vision of the need for productive partnerships between local and federal authorities to ensure a balance between development and conservation. Babbitt shares his unique and invaluable experience and perspective in lively and illuminating assessments of such environmental successes as the Everglades Forever Act, nature preserves, restored tallgrass prairies, and dismantled dams. He is especially enlightening in...


Planning Amsterdam
Allard Jolles
9056623338
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1928, nine master plans have been created for the city of Amsterdam. The most recent, "Opting for Urbanity," was completed in 2003 by the city's Physical Planning Department. In this span of 75 years, the particular composition of urban space is still a subject of debate and discussion, a conversation mapped out in this book through words, images, and a series of topographies. Edited by Allard Jolles, Erik Klusman and Ben Teunissen. Paperback, 9.5 x 11.25 in./208 pgs / 20 color and 100 b & w.


Land Use In a Nutshell
Robert Ross Wright
031423859X
May 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This text is targeted at students in the subject of land use controls and urban planning. The text discusses practically all of the subject matter contained in the leading casebooks. Therefore, even though the casebook used and the emphasis placed upon the material may vary, students utilizing this text should find coverage of most of the material discussed in class. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.


China's Urban Transition
John Friedmann
0816646155
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Though China's urban history reaches back over five thousand years, it is only in the last quarter century that urbanization has emerged as a force of widespread social transformation while a massive population shift from country to city has brought about a dramatic revolution in China's culture, politics, and economy. Employing a historical perspective, John Friedmann presents a succinct, readable account and interpretation of how this transition - one of the most momentous phenomena in contemporary history - has occurred. China's Urban Transition synthesizes a broad array of research to provide the first integrated treatment of the many processes that encompass the multi-layered meaning of urbanization: regional policy, the upsurge of rural industries, migration, expanding spheres of personal autonomy, and the...


Land Development Handbook
The Dewberry Companies
0071375252
March 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Planning Magazine, Sept. 2004
Updated…how-to book that aspires to be both extensive and detailed…table of contents…runs 13 pages…engineering perspective is dominant...

Review
Planning Magazine : How to develop. "Forty years ago, for a typical suburban house, the cost of engineering, planning, and surveying, including fees paid to agencies, was about the cost of a refrigerator today. Today it is probably greater than the total cost of all of kitchen and other electronic appliances combined." So write Sidney Dewberry and Dennis Couture in the overview chapter that introduces the mammoth second edition of the Land Development Handbook: Planning, Engineering, and Surveying (2002; McGraw-Hill; 1,124 pp.; $150). A development and consulting firm, the Dewberry...

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