Regenerating Urban Land

A Practitioner's Guide to Leveraging Private Investment

Author: Rana Amirtahmasebi,Mariana Orloff,Sameh Wahba,Andrew Altman

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464804745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

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Regenerating Urban Land draws on the experience of eight case studies from around the world. The case studies outline various policy and financial instruments to attract private sector investment in urban regeneration of underutilized and unutilized areas and the requisite infrastructure improvements. In particular, each case study details the project cycle, from the scoping phase and determination of the initial amount of public sector investment, to implementation and subsequent leveraged private-sector funds. This manual analyzes rates of return on the investments and long-term financial sustainability. Regenerating Urban Land guides local governments to systematically identify the sequence of steps and tasks needed to develop a regeneration policy framework, with the participation of the private sector. The manual also formulates specific policies and instruments for expanding private sector participation; structuring effective administrative and legal frameworks; utilizing land readjustment/assembly methods; determining duration of contracts, adequate phasing, and timeline; and balancing the distribution of risk and sustainability measures.

Real Estate and Urban Development in South America

Understanding Local Regulations and Investment Methods in a Highly Urbanised Continent

Author: Claudia Murray,Eliane Monetti,Camilla Ween

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317289056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 3836

Real Estate and Urban Development in South America uncovers how investors are navigating South American real estate markets in commercial, residential and infrastructure development. A preferred location for real estate development during the colonial era, in recent decades South America has been seen as high-risk for global real estate investors. This book explores the strengths and weaknesses of real estate markets in the region, concluding that with careful implementation of the correct development strategies, the region can once again take its place at the centre stage of global real estate investment. Comparing the economics and market maturity of South American countries in turn, the authors draw out the particular contexts in which investors and developers operate in mature and emerging markets. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, analysis of local development policies, legislation, valuation methods and taxation is supplemented with case studies from key players in the region’s major cities. The first full overview of real estate markets in South America, this book will be an essential guide for investors, policy makers, academics and students with an interest in this this rapidly evolving region.

Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Planning

Author: Rob Roggema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317293797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 286

View: 790

As urban populations rise rapidly and concerns about food security increase, interest in urban agriculture has been renewed in both developed and developing countries. This book focuses on the sustainable development of urban agriculture and its relationship to food planning in cities. It brings together the best revised and updated papers from the Sixth Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) conference on Sustainable Food Planning. The main emphasis is on the latest research and thinking on spatial planning and design, showing how urban agriculture provides opportunities to develop and enhance the spatial quality of urban environments. Chapters address various topics such as a new theoretical model for understanding urban agriculture, how urban agriculture contributes to restoring our connections to nature, and the limitations of the garden city concept to food security. Case studies are included from several European countries, including Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Turkey and the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, Cameroon, Ethiopia and the United States (New York and Los Angeles).

Africa's Cities

Opening Doors to the World

Author: Somik Vinay Lall,J. Vernon Henderson,Anthony J. Venables

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464810451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing rapid population growth. Yet their economic growth has not kept pace. Why? One factor might be low capital investment, due in part to Africa’s relative poverty: Other regions have reached similar stages of urbanization at higher per capita GDP. This study, however, identifies a deeper reason: African cities are closed to the world. Compared with other developing cities, cities in Africa produce few goods and services for trade on regional and international markets To grow economically as they are growing in size, Africa’s cities must open their doors to the world. They need to specialize in manufacturing, along with other regionally and globally tradable goods and services. And to attract global investment in tradables production, cities must develop scale economies, which are associated with successful urban economic development in other regions. Such scale economies can arise in Africa, and they will—if city and country leaders make concerted efforts to bring agglomeration effects to urban areas. Today, potential urban investors and entrepreneurs look at Africa and see crowded, disconnected, and costly cities. Such cities inspire low expectations for the scale of urban production and for returns on invested capital. How can these cities become economically dense—not merely crowded? How can they acquire efficient connections? And how can they draw firms and skilled workers with a more affordable, livable urban environment? From a policy standpoint, the answer must be to address the structural problems affecting African cities. Foremost among these problems are institutional and regulatory constraints that misallocate land and labor, fragment physical development, and limit productivity. As long as African cities lack functioning land markets and regulations and early, coordinated infrastructure investments, they will remain local cities: closed to regional and global markets, trapped into producing only locally traded goods and services, and limited in their economic growth.

The Changing Space Economy of City-Regions

The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa

Author: Koech Cheruiyot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319674838

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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This book addresses the South African Space Economy and its stark disparities and dualisms through an assessment of the Gauteng City-Region – the largest economic agglomeration in the country and on a continent bedevilled by a myriad of development challenges. The book’s focus on understanding the overall character of Gauteng City-Region’s Space Economy – through data mining/analysis and mapping – comprehensively supplements the Space Economy literature on the region. It covers the disparities exacerbated by an overlay of apartheid planning ideology and top-down regional development based on selective encouragement of manufacturing investments in growth points or poles and how implementation of past policies intended to cure these disparities have yielded mixed results. This book further offers the Gauteng City-Region as a microcosm of the national economy in the form of evident significant placed-based variations in the intensity and character of economic structure that on the one hand enjoys massive agglomeration economies, while on the other, has high levels of poverty and large numbers of people living below the Minimum Living Level. This book should appeal to urban studies specialists, economists and development studies researchers in the Global South.

Policy, Planning and Sustainability

Proceedings of Seminars C and D Held at the European Transport Forum Annual Meeting, Brunel University, England, 1-5 September 1997

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sustainable development

Page: 546

View: 7667

Regenerating deprived urban areas

Author: Rene Peter Hohmann

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447310780

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

View: 4477

This book compares the impacts of ABIs in two deprived urban areas in England and Germany on organisations and development actors at the neighbourhood level. It applies a mixed method approach to help the reader with a wider spectrum of illustrations and is aimed at those studying and working in the field of urban regeneration and planning

Business Briefing*

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Regenerating London

Governance, Sustainability and Community in a Global City

Author: Rob Imrie,Loretta Lees,Mike Raco

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134080743

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

View: 4013

Regenerating London explores latest thinking on urban regeneration in one of the fastest changing world cities. Engaging with social, economic, and political structures of cities, it highlights paradoxes and contradictions in urban policy and offers an evaluation of the contemporary forms of urban redevelopment.

Sensing Cities

Regenerating Public Life in Barcelona and Manchester

Author: Monica Montserrat Degen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134151519

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 7739

As cities globally re-design their urban landscapes, they produce a different urban aesthetic and create new experiential milieus. Urban regeneration processes generate radical physical, social and cultural changes in neighbourhoods that demand new conceptual frameworks to address their impact upon daily urban life. Sensing Cities investigates the reconfiguration of contemporary public space and life through the prism of the senses. The book explores how the increased stylization of cityscapes requires an understanding of public life as a spatial-sensuous encounter. Degen examines how power relations in public spaces are embedded in, exercised and resisted through the sensuous geography of place. This sensory paradigm is then applied to compare two emblematic regeneration projects, namely el Raval in Barcelona and Castlefield in Manchester. By combining detailed ethnographic analysis and interviews with those involved in planning regeneration processes and those experiencing them, the book argues that a changing sensuous landscape is crucial in redefining people’s social practices, attachments and experiences in places. Focusing on two European cities at the forefront of urban design, Barcelona and Manchester, Degen draws on sociology, geography, anthropology, cultural and architectural studies to provide a critical account of the politics of publicness in the entrepreneurial city. With numerous photographs and maps this book stresses the ongoing, embodied and active nature of regeneration as a lived social process rather than merely a physical or economic exercise. Ultimately, Sensing Cities examines how urban regeneration is made effective through the organisation of sensory experience. This book is essential reading for students and researchers of Architecture, Urban Studies and Human Geography.

Judicial Review

JR : Mapping the Developing Law and Practice of Judicial Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Judicial review

Page: N.A

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Regenerating Older Suburbs

Author: Richard B. Peiser,Adrienne Schmitz

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: 9780874209808

Category: Architecture

Page: 217

View: 7836

How can aging inner-ring suburbs remain vital and attract investment from private developers? This book describes the strategies and solutions employed by ten inner-ring suburbs? some experiencing significant redevelopment, and others striving to attract redevelopment. The case studies shed light on what is happening and why; what can be done better; the role of the public sector; incentives the public sector has utilized; what piques the interest of private developers; and what can be done to improve the quality and pace of redevelopment. The case studies describe the demographic, locational, and economic characteristics of each suburb, the degree of public involvement, neighborhood opposition, and private development activity.

Regenerating Agriculture

An Alternative Strategy for Growth

Author: Jules N. Pretty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134165501

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 2261

For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves resources, maintains rural employment and minimizes the external costs, without loss of productivity. Using case studies from industrialized and developing countries, the author describes the new technical, institutional and policy options available.