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Land developers know that success hinges on knowledge, planning, and experience. Whether you are new to the field or are looking to brush up your knowledge, Land Development is your comprehensive resource to this demanding and exciting industry. Packed with photos, illustrations, checklists, and practical guidance, the 10th edition is an indispensable reference for any developer or builder wanting to understand the essentials of residential land development.
You will acquire extensive knowledge of the interrelated factors that contribute to a successful land development project, including:
• Market analysis
• Financing strategies
• Site selection and analysis
• Master plan conceptualization
• Environmental regulations
• Site engineering and storm water management
• Design of neighborhoods and streets
• Innovations in housing types
The 10th edition of Land Development provides you with the latest details concerning major environmental regulations that affect land development, emerging demographics for targeted marketing, and new innovations in housing types. With land becoming an ever more precious resource in the midst of unprecedented population growth, the reliable information in Land Development will give you the edge that seasoned professionals use to acquire the most desirable tracts of land.
Clearly written and logically organized, this classic text is used extensively in land development college curricula. This new edition also includes eight pages of full-color photographs of the nation's leading developments.
"I recently read Land Development. It was exactly what I was looking for - a readable, comprehensive introduction to the development process." - Greg Sundt, Manager, Installed Services Guardian Building Products, Greer, South Carolina
About the Author
Daisy Linda Kone is an architect, planner, and manager in the design-build residential construction industry. A consultant based in Houston, Texas, she specializes in the environmental impact of construction and residential construction development. She is co-author of The Public Works Manual with Andrés Duany and Stephen Mouzon, a collection of standards and street assemblies designed for mixed-use residential and commercial development projects.