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New Book on Land Market Monitoring
There is a general agreement that urban growth will continue to occur, that it needs some type of management, and that such management requires public policies. The disagreements about growth management are about how many and which policies to use, and how extensively to apply them. This book is motivated by the belief that urban growth can be measured, assembled, monitored and analyzed to gain a better understanding of contemporary growth management processes and policies. Progress toward resolving the problem of accommodating market forces while preventing the negative impacts of sprawl can only be made with sound, current information about the supply of and demand for land.
The need for good information on urban land markets has been recognized for many years, but three recent developments suggest that questions regarding how to assess and monitor the land market are worth reexamination:
1) the extent to which land use plans influence the urban development process;
2) advancements in planning technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS), computerized tax assessment records, and integrated land information systems; and
3) state government requirements that affect modern growth management and monitoring programs.
This book includes 13 papers that were presented originally at a conference sponsored by the Lincoln Institute and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 30 through April 1, 2000, at Lincoln House in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The papers address the state of the art and practice of land market monitoring and are organized in five sections: measuring land development capacity; assessing urban service capacity; estimating and modeling development demand; monitoring land market activities and signals; and monitoring land markets in the U.K.
Gerrit J. Knaap is director of research at the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland.
"Land Market Monitoring for Smart Urban Growth" published in 2001, is 388 pages and available in paperback @ $20.00 each. Deduct 25 percent if ordering 10 or more copies. Review copies and desk copies for course adoption are available upon request.
Related Link: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
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Coretta Corbin Rival
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
113 Brattle Street