Land Policy and Urban Growth

Land Policy and Urban Growth

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: Haim Darin-Drabkin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187822

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 452
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187822

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Haim Darin-Drabkin

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