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Land developers know that success hinges on knowledge, planning, and experience. Land Development is the comprehensive resource for this demanding and exciting industry. Packed with photos, illustrations, checklists, and practical guidance, the 10th edition is an indispensable reference for any developer or builder wanting to understand the essentials of residential land development. Clearly written and logically organized, this classic text is used extensively in land development college curricula. Land development is both an art and a science, comprising an astonishing number of interrelated parts. The timely application of each part to the whole project produces an efficient process from start to finish. Good timing and instinct each play important roles in land development. But they are no substitute for knowledge, planning, and experience. Land Development emphasizes flexibility to accommodate the ever-changing trends in demographics, plan designs, technology, and regulations. Author D. Linda Kone helps readers acquire a complete knowledge of the interrelated factors that contribute to a successful land development project. These factors include market study and analysis, financing, site selection and analysis, environmental regulations, developing a master plan concept, storm water management, site engineering, residential streets, selecting housing types

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ISBN-13: 9780867186093
Publisher: Builderbooks
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Edition description: 10TH
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 647,854
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

DAISY LINDA KONE is an architect, planner, and manager in the design-build residential construction industry. A consultant based in Houston, Texas, she specializes in the environmental impact of construction and residential construction development. She is co-author of The Public Works Manual with Andres Duany and Stephen Mouzon, a collection of standards and street assemblies designed for mixed-use residential and commercial development projects.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Concept The Project Team Increasing Land Development Constraints The Effect of Social Changes on New Development Types Chapter One - Identifying Your Market Chapter Two - Financing Your Project Chapter Three - Site Selection Chapter Four - Site Analysis Chapter Five - Major Environmental Regulations Affecting Development Chapter Six - Developing a Master Plan Concept Chapter Seven - Site Engineering and Stormwater Management Chapter Eight - Residential Streets Chapter Nine - Selecting Housing Types Appendix A - Sources of Marketing Data 0 Appendix B - Land Development Checklists 0 References

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