European Cities, Planning Systems and Property Markets
Edited by J.N. Berry, W.S. McGreal
Routledge – 1994 – 436 pages
A common theme running through the market economies of Western Europe and the old command economies of Eastern Europe is the desire to combine local economic development objectives with those of the international investor. It is in this context that the integration between planning systems and property markets is of paramount importance.
European Cities, Planning Systems and Property Markets focuses on this interaction by providing a comprehensive analysis of the interaction between the planning systems and property markets in seventeen key European cities including: London, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Warsaw, Budapest, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome and Athens.
The contributors consider the cities at different stages of economic maturity from both Western and Eastern Europe and examine the extent to which the planning process contributes to the stimulation of the commercial property markets and the attraction of property investment. Chapters also analyse the impact of administrative measures, legislative controls and fiscal policy upon the property market. Property professionals and investors, as well as planning and development consultants, will welcome the insight into practice and future direction provided by this book, available now for the first time in paperback.
'This is an example of competent editing by Jim Berry and Stan McGreal at the University of Ulster…The chapters on individual cities, though structured broadly according to the same pattern, vary enough in this respect to capture the distinctive features of the planning, market and investment factors. With seventeen sizeable cities covered, the variety of political nad institutional contexts and the range of influence of fiscal and planning-control systems comes over strongly.' - AESOP News
'Berry and McGeal include an extensive introduction not only to the chapters but to the broader trends affecting urban Europe. This provides a clear and accessible context for the detailed studies to come…a valuable contribution to this literature.' - Planning Perspective and Research
'The insights and conclusions of these volumes make a valuable contribution to this literature.' - Planning Practice and Research
Preface. Introduction. European Cities: the interaction of planning systems, property markets and real estate. Part One: European Heartland. London. Amsterdam. Brussels. Dusseldorf. Paris. Part Two: Northern Europe. Helsinki. Stockholm. Copenhagen. Edinburgh. Dublin. Part Three: Southern Europe. Barcelona. Rome. Athens. Istanbul. Part Four: Eastern Europe. Budapest. Prague. Warsaw. Berlin. Property, planning and European progress. Index.