4th Edition

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

    522 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    522 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This fourth edition of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development guides readers through the procedural and practical aspects of developing land from the point of view of both planner and developer. The twin processes of planning and property development are inextricably linked – it is not possible to carry out a development strategy without an understanding of the planning process, and, equally, planners need to know how real estate developers do their job.

    The planning system is explained, from the increasing emphasis on spatial planning at a national, local, and neighbourhood level down to the detailed perspective of the development management process and the specialist requirements of historic buildings and conservation areas. At the same time, the authors explain the entire development process from inception, through appraisal, valuation, and financing, to completion. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility and their impact on planning and development are covered in detail, and the future consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are explored in new opening and closing chapters setting the text in a global context.

    Written by a team of authors with many years of academic, professional, and research experience, and illustrated throughout with practical case studies and follow-up resources, this book is an invaluable textbook for real estate and planning students and helps to meet the requirements of the RICS and RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence.


    Chapter 1.Urban planning and real estate development: the context

    Chapter 2. Planning law, legal principles and planning practice

    Chapter 3. Design in planning and property development

    Chapter 4. Heritage planning and conservation of the historic environment in planning and property development


    Chapter 5.Sustainability in planning and property development

    Chapter 6. Place-making, regeneration and the housing crisis

    Chapter 7. Property and sustainability


    Chapter 8. The real estate development process

    Chapter 9. Development site appraisal

    Chapter 10. Development valuations and viability studies

    Chapter 11. Property development finance


    Chapter 12. Closing Commentary - Towns and Cities of Tomorrow and the role of urban planning and development


    John Ratcliffe is Professor Emeritus at Dublin University of Technology; he practised as a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor for many years. John is now a Strategic Foresight Consultant for the Built Environment.

    Michael Stubbs is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He specialises in planning work and was formerly the land use and planning adviser for the National Trust London and South East region. Currently, he advises the Chilterns Conservation Board and is a visiting lecturer at UCL The Bartlett School and at Oxford Brookes School of the Built Environment.

    Miles Keeping is a Chartered Surveyor and foundation Director of Hilbreak sustainability consultants. Miles was formerly Head of Responsible Property Investment at Deloitte Real Estate and prior to that held roles as Head of Sustainability at GVA and as a Partner at King Sturge. He was a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University before joining private practice.