How Real Estate Developers Think

Author : Peter Hendee Brown
ISBN : 9780812291261
Genre : Business & Economics
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Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find themselves at odds with the real estate developer who proposes it. Savvy developers are willing to work with residents to allay their concerns and gain public support, but at the same time, a real estate development is a business venture financed by private investors who take significant risks. In How Real Estate Developers Think, Peter Hendee Brown explains the interests, motives, and actions of real estate developers, using case studies to show how the basic principles of development remain the same everywhere even as practices vary based on climate, local culture, and geography. An understanding of what developers do and why they do it will help community members, elected officials, and others participate more productively in the development process in their own communities. Based on interviews with over a hundred people involved in the real estate development business in Chicago, Miami, Portland (Oregon), and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, How Real Estate Developers Think considers developers from three different perspectives. Brown profiles the careers of individual developers to illustrate the character of the entrepreneur, considers the roles played by innovation, design, marketing, and sales in the production of real estate, and examines the risks and rewards that motivate developers as people. Ultimately, How Real Estate Developers Think portrays developers as creative visionaries who are able to imagine future possibilities for our cities and communities and shows that understanding them will lead to better outcomes for neighbors, communities, and cities.
Category: Business & Economics

Das Kapital Im 21 Jahrhundert

Author : Thomas Piketty
ISBN : 9783406671326
Genre : Business & Economics
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Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.
Category: Business & Economics

Reengineering Community Development For The 21st Century

Author : Donna Fabiani
ISBN : 9781317461272
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 38.34 MB
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This timely book takes a wide-angled look at how the field of community development is evolving in an era of reduced resources, changing priorities, privatization, competition, and performance management at the federal, state, and local government levels, as well as for non-profits and private sector entities. It shows how community development organizations and programs are offering many new services, entering into new partnerships, developing extensive networks, and attracting new and alternative sources of funding - and how, in the process, these organizations are becoming more innovative, leaner in their operations, more competitive, and much more effective than ever before.Students, researchers, and policy-makers will all appreciate the numerous policy examples from the local, state, and federal levels, including a wide range of developments in housing, transportation, smart growth, education, and crime prevention. "Reengineering Community Development for the 21st Century" is an invaluable source for insights into the latest developments in community development financing and performance management.
Category: Business & Economics

Tod Und Leben Gro Er Amerikanischer St Dte

Author : Jane Jacobs
ISBN : 9783035602128
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 29.44 MB
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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.
Category: Architecture

Die Welt Ist Flach

Author : Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN : 3518459643
Genre : Diffusion of innovations
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Category: Diffusion of innovations

Canadian Cities In Transition

Author : Trudi E. Bunting
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028485428
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 25.96 MB
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Canadian Cities in Transition brings together newly commissioned articles in order to provide a detailed overview of recent trends affecting Canadian cities, and future policy implications these trends will have on Canadian cities. Aimed at students studying urban geography, and focusing specifically on the Canadian city, it provides the most current research available. Divided into five sections--national perspectives, regional perspectives, intra-urban perspectives, urban functions, andsocial issues and the public sector--the book covers a wide range of subjects. Starting with the Canadian city in the global context, and urbanization in historical perspective, it concludes with an examination of issues such as the inner city, housing, the urban retail landscape, and planning and development. The second edition is a significant revision from the first, with numerous new articles, new contributors, and a much more closely linked editorial structure. The new second edition includes more emphasis on planning, on the environment, and on urban design, as well as more information on the contemporary social and economic transformations which are affecting society as a whole and echoed in cities.
Category: Social Science

Blueprint For Black Power

Author : Amos N. Wilson
ISBN : UOM:39015043763476
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.43 MB
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Urban Geography

Author : Andrew E. G. Jonas
ISBN : 9781405189798
Genre : Science
File Size : 46.43 MB
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"Reveals both the diversity of ordinary urban geographies and the networks, flows and relations which increasingly connect cities and urban spaces at the global scale"--
Category: Science