Land, Development and Design / Edition 2

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This new textbook for students and practitioners of surveying and town planning, as well as other built environment professionals with an interest in the processes of property development, provides a modern view of site assembly, town planning policies and development risk, environment issues, masterplanning and design. The principal focus of the book is on the reuse of urban land, including treatment options, and regeneration of the built environment, whilst not ignoring greenfield development.

The book is divided into four parts:

(1) the development process and planning policies

(2) site assessment, risk analysis and remediation of contaminated land

(3) feasibility studies and financial appraisals

(4) design issues

Paul Syms has written to fill the gap [between developers and public planners], and is to be congratulated on doing so …. It will immediately and justifiably become a standard text for every student and professional who wants to understand the land development process and its outcomes.’ – Professor Sir Peter Hall, Director of the Institute of Community Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405198530
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Syms is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. A Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor by profession he was, between 2004 and 2008, Director of National Brownfield Strategy and National Brownfield Advisor to English Partnerships and the Department for Communities and Local Government (formerly Office of the Deputy Prime Minister). Prior to this he was Professor of Urban Land Use at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Planning and Development 1
1 The Development Process 3
2 Planning and Development Policies 14
3 Project Inception 38
Pt. 2 Land 53
4 Site Assembly and the Professional Team 55
5 Site Assessment 75
6 Risk Analysis 98
7 Remediation and Treatment Options 115
Pt. 3 Development 141
8 The Feasibility Study 143
9 Planning and Environmental Regulation 167
10 Development Finance and Joint Ventures 185
11 Tendering Entering into Contracts, Monitoring and Supervising the Work 201
12 Marketing and Sales 216
Pt. 4 Design 231
13 Land Use and Design 233
14 Masterplanning 256
15 Building and Concepts 284
16 Planning for the Future 301
App. 1: Sample Option Agreement 324
References 336
Copyright Acknowledgements 343
Index 344
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