Land Development Calculations: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis, and Design: Interactive Tools and Techniques for Site Planning, Analysis, and Design / Edition 2

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The best resource available for creating and evaluating development leadership, planning, and design alternatives

Fully revised and updated, this essential reference enables you to compare development capacity options and costs for vacant and previously developed land in less time than it now takes to draw one option.

Land Development Calculations, Second Edition, introduces the language of city design with 40 forecast models that predict the choices available to shelter human activity within limits. This expanded ability to compare options in a shorter time frame will lead to more informed leadership and investment.

This definitive volume offers:

  • 40 interactive forecast models on a CD-ROM that predict residential, nonresidential, and hybrid development alternatives from values entered in their design specification templates
  • Case studies and context records, with photographs and plans, illustrating the application of development capacity evaluation to real-world issues
  • Precise methods of expressing development options and strategies
  • Accurate processes for defining strategic development decisions
  • Consistent ability to convert decisions into prescriptions that achieve intended results
  • A classification system for the built environment
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071603218
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Walter Martin Hosack is a retired architect and city planner with nearly 40 years of experience.

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Table of Contents

Introduction (New); Part I: Forecasting Concepts; Chapter 1. The Development Forecast Collection; Chapter 2. Design Specifications; Chapter 3. Forecasting Development Capacity; Chapter 4. Single-Family Housing Forecasts; Chapter 5. Mixed-Use Forecasting; Part II: Planning Observations; Chapter 6. Land Use Allocation and Economic Stability; Chapter 7. Case Studies and Context Evaluation; Part III: Comparative Methods; Chapter 8. Single-System Comparisons; Chapter 9. Multi-System Comparisons; Chapter 10. Parking Structure Comparisons; Chapter 11. Zero-Parking Comparisons; Chapter 12. Urban House Comparisons; Chapter 13. Suburb House Comparisons;Chapter 14. Apartment House Comparisons; Part IV: Special Issues; Chapter 15. Achieving Density Objectives; Chapter 16. Economic Development Case Studies; Chapter 17. Open Space and Development Intensity (New); Chapter 18. Master Plans and Shopping Centers; Chapter 19. Cost Forecasting; Chapter 20. Zoning Leadership; Chapter 21. Deriving a Principle of Planning and Design (New); Chapter 22. Leadership Issues and Observations; Appendix A: Classification System for the Built Environment (New); Appendix B: Development Capacity Evaluation Logic; Appendix C: The Development Capacity Forecast Collection; Appendix D: Software and Information License; Glossary of Indices; Glossary of Terms; Index

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