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Description - Fundamentals of Land Development by David E. Johnson

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471778936
ISBN-10: 0471778931
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 199mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David E. Johnson

David E. Johnson, P.E., P.P., has been responsible for the design, permitting, development, and construction of residential projects and mixed use communities. He has been a presenter of land development and land planning topics at numerous ASCE and NAHB workshops held throughout the United States. Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and is a part-time instructor on land development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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