Fundamentals of Land Development: A Real-World Guide to Profitable Large-Scale Development

Fundamentals of Land Development: A Real-World Guide to Profitable Large-Scale Development

Author(s): David E. Johnson

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780471778936

Online ISBN: 9780470260043

DOI: 10.1002/9780470260043

About this Book

Properly planned and visualized, large-scale developments can be successfully constructed, whether as master planned communities, planned unit developments, or new towns. Fundamentals of Land Development provides an in-depth approach to the design, planning, and development of large land areas into comprehensively designed communities.

This book provides in-depth discussions of the full range of development tasks involved in any large development project, from site and land use selection, market analysis, preparing the land use plan and impact statements, to getting approval from the municipality and community, permitting and approval, scheduling and cost management, and the basics of engineering systems and design.

 Developers and other stake-holders will find guidance on such issues as:

•           How real-world development is driven by profits, and how team members can maximize profits while developing creatively and responsibly

•           Site selection and acquisition

•           Entering the growing business of retirement (active adult) community development

 Illustrated with real-world case studies drawn from the authors own experience, Fundamentals of Land Development is a practical manual for developers looking to improve the profitability of their projects and gain a better understanding of what all team members undertake in a project of this size and complexity.

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