Economics and Land Use Planning

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
The book's aim is to draw together the economics literature relating to planning and set it out systematically. It analyses the economics of land use planning and the relationship between economics and planning and addresses questions like: What are the limits of land use planning and the extent of its objectives?; Is the aim aesthetic?; Is it efficiency?; Is it to ensure equity?; Or sustainability?; And if all of these aims, how should one be balanced against another?
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Market Failure and Welfare Economics A Justification for Intervention
13
3 Evaluation and Planning
23
4 Controlling the Density of Development
37
5 Zoning and Conservation
49
6 Green Belts Growth Controls and Urban Growth Boundaries
59
7 Planning and the Land Market
75
8 The Division of the Spoils Profits Planning Gain Premium Seeking and Taxation
89
9 Impact Fees
111
10 The Economic Consequences of Higher Land Values
125
11 The Macroeconomic Effects of Planning Constraints
147
12 Methods of Planning
163
13 Politics Public Choice and Political Economy
183
References
199
Index
207
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Alan Evans, Professor of Environmental Economics, Centre for Spatial and Real Estate Economics, School of Business, University of Reading.

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