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Buildings for People

Responsible Real Estate Development and Planning

Hollander, Justin B. / Stephens, Nicole E.


1. Edition July 2023
224 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-84657-4
John Wiley & Sons

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Buildings for People: Responsible Real Estate Development and Planning explores how to balance social concerns with financial and investment considerations without sacrificing profit. This timely volume provides key technical and practical knowledge while exploring real estate development and planning through a multi-level lens--revealing the systemic factors that both govern and are governed by the real estate process.

Beginning with site selection, the authors discuss financing, site improvement, architecture, landscape architecture, site planning, construction, and evaluation within a broader political, economic, and social context. Throughout the text, the authors explain key theories and methods of professional practice, and highlight how important social issues are interconnected to the business of real estate development and planning.

Demonstrating how the desire for profit can be balanced with the needs of society Buildings for People: Responsible Real Estate Development and Planning is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in real estate, urban planning, urban design, and urban studies courses, as well as a valuable resource for researchers and professionals who want a multidisciplinary understanding of the built environment.

List of Figures vii

List of Tables xiii

Author Bio xv

Acknowledgments xvii

1 An Introduction 1

2 Maximizing Profit or Public Good? 23

3 Just Another Class of Investment: Basic Financials 45

4 Pro Forma and Financial Analysis 59

5 Site Selection 69

6 Site Analysis and Planning 99

7 Architecture and Landscape Architecture 129

8 Urban Design and Planning 155

9 Construction 169

10 Conclusion 189

Appendix 193

Index 197
Justin B. Hollander, PhD, FAICP, is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. He is the co-editor of Urban Experience and Design: Contemporary Perspectives on Improving the Public Realm and the author and co-author of nine books, including An Ordinary City and the award-winning Cognitive Architecture: Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment.

Nicole E. Stephens currently works in the Real Estate Department of the Massachusetts Port Authority. She recently earned a Master's Degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University.

J. B. Hollander, Tufts University; N. E. Stephens, Tufts University