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Planning and Real Estate Concise Guides to Planning By Brendan Williams
Monday, 23 September, 2019
Real-estate development is a highly regulated, high-value industry: Planning and Real Estate examines its efficiency, its role in shaping the built environment and its relationship with planning and planners. The book considers issues such as the role of the government and property markets and whether it is valid to blame the planning systems for dysfunctional housing markets. It also provides a useful grounding in development companies’ decision-making and how the propertydevelopment process, financing and pricing systems operate in a market economy.
The book explains the UK’s Development Led system and Development Appraisals, before comparing various alternative international systems to see how they treat, or prioritise, real estate and development interests. It questions which policies might lead to high levels of speculative activity and if so, whether this is sustainable, in political, economic or environmental terms. It then looks to the future to see whether the planning system can prevent future property bubbles and identifies key lessons and implications for planning and property markets.
About the Author
Brendan Williams has taught and researched at a number of universities in North America and Europe for over 20 years and is currently Director of the Urban Environment Research Project at University College Dublin where he lectures in Urban Development, Urban Economics and Comparative Planning systems. His principal research themes are urban development and policy frameworks in Ireland and internationally and applied research on the role of property markets in economic development.