Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process: Policy Tools and Property Decisions (Real Estate Issues)

Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process: Policy Tools and Property Decisions (Real Estate Issues)

Urban design enables better places to be created for people and is thus seen in Urban Design in the Real Estate Development Process as a place-making activity, rather than the application of architectural aesthetics. Urban design policy can change the ‘decision environment’ of developers, financiers, designers and other actors in the real estate development process to make them take place-making more seriously. This book reports diverse international experience from Europe and North America on the role and significance of urban design in the real estate development process and explores how higher quality development and better places can be achieved through public policy. The book is focused on four types of policy tool or instrument that have been deployed to promote better urban design: those that seek to shape, regulate or provide stimulus to real estate markets along with those aim to build capacity to achieve these. Urban design is therefore seen as a form of public policy that seeks to steer real estate development towards policy-shaped rather than market-led outcomes.The editors set the examples, case studies and evidence from international contributors within a substantive discussion of the impact of urban design policy tools and actions in specific development contexts. Contributions from leading urban design theorists and practitioners explore how: Masterplanning and infrastructure provision encourage high quality design Design codes reconcile developers’ needs for certainty and flexibility Clear policy combined with firm regulation can transform developer behaviour Intelligent parcelisation can craft the character of successful new urban districts Powerful real estates interests can capture regulatory initiatives Stimulus instruments can encourage good design Development competitions need careful management Design review can foster developer commitment to design excellence Speculative housebuilders respond in varied ways to the brownfield design challe

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Interior Design Tips every realtor should know, but doesn’t

Interior Design Tips every realtor should know, but doesn't

An entertaining and delightfully funny approach to how realtor’s should be viewing property through the eyes of a designer. By taking note of a few basic design principles Livingstone outlines 68 interior and exterior design tips that will change the way realtor’s handle listing appointments and clients. After reading this book you will never look at property the same way again. In his 28 years as a designer he has designed in several continents and includes: residential, commercial, hospitality and yacht interiors. Things he sees and takes for granted are shared here with a good dose of humor and whimsy, but please be careful as you may actually learn something here, which is what this book is intended to do.
A life-long passion that has spawned two successful careers, born on the passion of making property look, live and show its best. He has coined many phrases as you will read, one of his favorites “presentation is 9/10th’s the law”. Presentation is everything and cannot be more true than when selling a property. The more you can do to make a property look its best the quicker it will sell and for a higher dollar amount.

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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life (Business Books)

How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life (Business Books)

You are designed to smile! If you’re wondering why you don’t smile more in your life, then you may need to take a close look at why you do the things you do and why you don’t do the things you know you should. What would make you smile? Starting and running your own business? Taking your corporate career to the next level? Spending more personal time with family and friends? Whatever facet of life you feel stuck in, How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About will pull you out of the rut and get your wheels moving in the right direction. Motivational speaker and success coach legend Darryl Davis shares his proven, no-nonsense program for making strategic changes to dramatically improve your life and increase your sense of purpose.Based on a unique and powerful combination of brain science, timeless wisdom, and good old common sense, How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About helps you: identify negative automatic thoughts and take control of them; replace bad habits with good ones using scientifically proven methods; take full responsibility for your life, helping you feel more in control of your circumstances; form relationships with positive people; and free yourself from the fear of change and let go of the past. And the best part is, this is all a lot easier to accomplish than you think! You just have to take it step-by-step-and Davis serves as your personal guide to every point in the journey. Filled with hands-on exercises for brain storming, focusing, and putting your ideas into action! In How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About, bestselling author Darryl Davis helps you meet any challenge with a positive outlook – and provides proven reasons why this generates very real business benefits. Davis gives you the tools you need to overcome negativity and make vast improvements to your life at home and in the office.He provides practical step-by-step tools for managing stress, dealing with difficult personalities, sparking self-motivation, and overcoming rejection. Ha

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