4th Edition

Urban Planning and Real Estate Development

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ISBN 9780367025748
July 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
624 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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’s 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 Corona-Virus 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.

Table of Contents


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

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John Ratcliffe is Professor Emeritus at the Dublin University of Technology; he practiced 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 specializes in planning work and was formerly the land use planner 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 University.

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 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.