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Smart Urban Regeneration
Visions, Institutions and Mechanisms for Real Estate

Edited By

Simon Huston

ISBN 9781138935280
Published August 31, 2017 by Routledge
334 Pages

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Book Description

The role of real estate in our cities is crucial to building sustainable and resilient urban futures. Smart Urban Regeneration brings together institutional, planning and real estate insights into an innovative regeneration framework for academics, students and property professionals.

Starting by identifying key urban issues within the historical urban and planning backdrop, the book goes on to explore future visions, the role of institutions and key mechanisms for smart urban regeneration. Throughout the book, international case studies and discussion questions help to draw out global implications for urban stakeholders.

Real estate professionals face a real challenge to build visionary developments which resonate locally yet mitigate climate change and curb sprawl, and foster biodiversity. By avoiding the dangers of speculative excess on one side and complacency on the other, Smart Urban Regeneration shows how transformation aspirations can be achieved sustainably. Academics, students and professionals who are involved in real estate, urban planning, property investment, community development and sustainability will find this book an essential guide to smart urban regeneration investment.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors

Urban conundrums 

Part I: Visions 
1. Smart urban planning

2. Green infrastructure
3. Food, waste and water: the urban paradox 
4. Place and community consciousness

Part II: Institutions 
5. Local innovation in emerging creative ecosystems
6. Megaproject screening and management: King's Cross, Olympic Park and Nine Elms
7. Revitalisation and design in the tropics: tale of two cities Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

8. Construction firms' competitiveness

Part III: Mechanisms
9. Infrastructure-led regeneration: Jaipur, India
10. Universities, art and science and smart education
11. Green corridors and watercourses
12. The development of smart cities in China
13. Valuation systems: the case of Dubai 
14. Retrofits and green building refurbishment
15. Affordable housing and private rented sector reform
16. Integrated and sustainable preservation of archaeological heritage in urban areas: case study of Istanbul Sea Walls
17. Conclusion


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Simon Huston is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Agricultural University, UK.