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Urban Planning and Real Estate Transformations for the Future
A Built Environment Bricolage

  • Available for pre-order on June 20, 2023. Item will ship after July 11, 2023
ISBN 9781032410890
July 11, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents fresh ways of thinking about the future for all those involved in conceiving, planning, designing, funding, constructing, occupying and managing the built environment, to face the challenges, and grasp the opportunities, that lie ahead over the next few decades. Four major themes form the basis of the volume: 1. Future Awareness and a New Sense of Place. 2. Global Governance and Anticipatory Leadership. 3. Innovation, Reform and Exemplars. 4. Urban Planning and Real Estate Transformations. Within these structural themes are a diverse range of “Discourses” addressing many of the big questions and driving forces that face us, together with a proposed methodology (strategic foresight) and an array of practical illustrations viewing what can be done today – whether by organisations, individuals, cities or communities – to positively shape a preferred future and manipulate us towards achieving it. It will be important reading for students, practitioners, agencies and corporations across the built environment, especially in the fields of urban planning, real estate development, architecture, civil engineering and construction.

Table of Contents

Theme One: Future Awareness and a New Sense of Place.

Discourse 1: Imagine Ahead and Plan Backwards: The Art and Science of Strategic Foresight.

Discourse 2: The "Big Questions": A Cosmos of Uncertainty.

Discourse 3: The Premium of Place.

Discourse 4: Cultural Heritage Futures.

Discourse 5: Post-Pandemic Postulation.

Theme Two: Global Governance and Anticipatory Leadership.

Discourse 6: Can the World Be Governed?

Discourse 7: A New Sense of the Commons.

Discourse 8: The pantheon of Public-Private-Partnership.

Discourse 9: Anticipatory leadership and Fostering Deliberative Democracy.

Discourse 10: China and the World – A Changing Relationship.

Theme Three: Innovation, Reform and Exemplars.

Discourse 11: Whither Work and the Workplace?

Discourse 12: Reconceptualising Higher Education.

Discourse 13: Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Discourse 14: Critical infrastructure and Global Megaprojects

Discourse 15: Health, Well-Being, and Happiness.

Theme Four: Urban Planning and Real Estate Transformations.

Discourse 16: Smart Cities and Smart Property Markets

Discourse 17: The "Great Land Question".

Discourse 18: Transforming the Professions of the Built Environment.

Discourse 19: Valuation and Evaluation Assessed.

Discourse 20: The Sustainability Solution.

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John Ratcliffe is Professor Emeritus at Dublin University of Technology. He practised as a chartered planning and development consultant 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 is a visiting tutor at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.