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Land Policy and Urban Growth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080204017, 9781483187822

Land Policy and Urban Growth

1st Edition

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

Author: Haim Darin-Drabkin
eBook ISBN: 9781483187822
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 452
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Land Policy and Urban Growth explores the relationships between urban growth patterns, land prices, and land policies in countries with market economies. The effects of the peculiar character of the private land market on land prices are discussed, along with the link between market mechanisms and government intervention in the urban-growth process. Comprised of 18 chapters, this book begins with a brief survey of patterns of urban growth, with emphasis on the high rate of urban expansion and what future land needs might be in urban areas. The next section is concerned with urban land prices in industrialized and developing countries and highlights the dramatic increases in urban land prices arising from urban development. Various theories of urban land-price formation are examined, together with public policies on urban land and their impact not only on the land market but also on land supply and allocation. Finally, some alternative urban land policies are outlined. This monograph will be of interest to policymakers involved in land use and urban planning.

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments


Part One. Land Needs in Urbanization

Chapter 1. Land-Use and Urbanization Patterns

Chapter 2. Land Needs for Urban Growth

Part Two. The Land Factor in Urban Development

Chapter 3. The Development of Land Prices in the Industrialized Countries

Chapter 4. The Impact of the Land Factor on Urban Growth in the Developing Countries

Chapter 5. International Land-Price-Level Comparisons

Chapter 6. Price Formation in the Copenhagen Region, 1956-69

Chapter 7. Doctrines and Models in the Sphere of Urban Land

Chapter 8. The Peculiar Nature of the Land Market

Part Three. Land Policies for Urban Growth

Chapter 9. Criteria for Evaluating Land Policies

Chapter 10. Land-Use Planning Controls

Chapter 11. Taxation on Land

Chapter 12. Patterns of Land-Acquisition Policy

Chapter 13. Land Acquisition in Sweden and the Experience of Stockholm

Chapter 14. Advance Land-Acquisition Policy in The Netherlands: the Amsterdam Experience

Chapter 15. Urban Land Policy in France

Chapter 16. Land Policies in a Market Economy

Part Four. Towards Land Policies for Future Urban Development

Chapter 17. Land Needs for the Future

Chapter 18. Towards a New Concept of Land Ownership

Further Reading

Author Index

Subject Index

Index of Place Names

List of Other Titles in the Series


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