Special Issue "Making Use of Land Value and the Built Environment to Achieve Sustainable Urban Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: public sector finance; stranded assets and built environment adaptation; knowledge management
Interests: building information modelling; digital twins; historical buildings modelling; Artificial Intelligence
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Interests: new business development & growth; investor relations; profit and loss management; people management; financial & marketing planning; research & consulting of real estate projects; urban redevelopment and regeneration
Interests: policy issues related to urban, land & housing; property markets & investment risk; property valuation & development
In recent years, there has been a sharp reduction in government funding for sustainable urban development and infrastructure due to austerity and changing political ideologies; this situation has been accelerated due to the disruptive influence of COVID-19. Nevertheless, in parallel, there has been a consistent, and growing, interest in sustainable urban development as means to a) combat climate change and b) make cities more liveable for their inhabitants. This has led to a new interest in the contribution of land value and property assets as an alternative means of a) funding sustainable urban development and/or b) contributing to sustainable urban development. Land and buildings are responsible for over a third of the world’s total energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, they have a critical role to play in the global drive for sustainable urban development. This can be considered from a variety of perspectives: how the value in land and property can be captured to pay for policy initiatives; how land and property assets can be better utilized, for example, through adaptive re-use, retrofit, innovative construction techniques and more efficient facilities management; and how the regulatory system that governs land and property can better support sustainable urban development.
The guest editors are keen to receive contributions from mature urban locations (in the Global North) and emerging locations (in the Global South) in order to enrich what each can learn from each other. A broader aim is to try and subvert the traditional view of the property sector as a negative extractor of value, and to move toward a positive relationship between land, buildings, construction, and sustainable urban development. The editors welcome contributions in the following broad areas:
- Advancing knowledge of how methods of land and property value capture can be used to fund sustainable urban development and infrastructure;
- How methods of building adaptive re-use, innovative construction techniques, and allied technologies can be used to better utilise the built environment;
- How methods of building retrofit and allied technologies can be used to better utilise the built environment;
- How methods of governance can be better understood/altered to capture the value of land and property and support sustainable urban development;
- Various issues related to green buildings, valuations, funding mechanisms, etc. that promote sustainable practices in property and build environment;
- Any other contributions that are relevant to the call for papers.
Dr. Kevin Muldoon-Smith
Prof. Dr. Bimal Kumar
Mr. Shiv Prasad Singh
Dr. Ashish Gupta
Manuscript Submission Information
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- land value capture