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Making Space
Property Development and Urban Planning

ISBN 9780340808276
Published September 26, 2003 by Routledge
270 Pages

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Book Description

Making Space studies the built environment by examining the private-sector forces responsible for its development and the urban planning systems put in place to influence, guide and manipulate its outcomes.

The first part provides a theoretical context for understanding the functions of the property development sector and the state's interventions through the medium of urban planning. It analyses the relationship between planning and development, and focuses on the increasingly widespread adoption of more pro-active entrepreneurial planning agendas as a response to a growing disenchantment with traditional regulatory approaches.

The second part comprises case studies (drawn from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the United Kingdom and Ireland) which investigate the ways in which urban planning in different socio-political contexts has influenced the outcomes of the property development process as well as the manner in which such planning systems have changed in order to enhance their influence.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Creating urban space
Chapter 2 Masters of space: the property development sector
Chapter 3 Planning the city
Chapter 4 The rejuvenation of downtown Minneapolis: urban planning as a creature of private-sector interests
Chapter 5 Planning central Sydney
Chapter 6 Dublin: property development and planning in an entrepreneurial city
Chapter 7 Remaking the city: property processes, planning and the local entrepreneurial state in Auckland
Chapter 8 Reshaping and reinventing the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom: planning for enterprise and the information society
Chapter 9 Growth machines and growth pains: the contradictions of property development and landscape in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Andrew MacLaran is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


A good book for examples of private sector planning in cities, with pictures and maps of excellent quality and a good bibliograpgy.

Issue 4 2004