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Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification


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Chapter 1 Introduction, Glen Searle Chapter 2 Compulsory land acquisition in the Netherlands, Sanne Holtslag-Broekhof, Thomas Hartmann and Tejo Spit Chapter 3 Eminent domain use for densification in the United States, Edward Sullivan Chapter 4 Compulsory acquisition in UK public housing estate renewal: legal, planning and project delivery perspectives, Gary Cox Chapter 5 Compulsory property acquisition for urban densification in Germany, Juliane Albrecht Chapter 6 Accommodating densification and social sustainability in the inner city: case study of Griffintown in Montreal, Sebastian Darchen and Claire Poitras Chapter 7 The use of compulsory property acquisition and land readjustment in urban densification in Spain, Demetrio Munoz Gielen and Marta Lora-Tamayo Vallve Chapter 8 Densification, dispossession and disposable lives: a case study of urban space production through the Expo in Shanghai, Yunpeng Zhang Chapter 9 Rural densification under China's Link Policy, Long Cheng Chapter 10 Land acquisition in Singapore: taking and giving, Alice Christudason Chapter 11 Everybody needs good neighbours, especially in strata: are new Australian laws enabling forced sales of strata properties justified? Laura Crommelin, Laurence Troy, Bill Randolph and Hazel Easthope Chapter 12 Compulsory acquisition of private property rights for densification in Australia, John Sheehan and Charlie Glinka Chapter 13 Conclusion, Glen Searle

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Glen Searle is Honorary Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Planning, University of Queensland, Australia. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Urban Policy and Research.


"This book has many merits and deserves the attention not only of planners but also of readers keenly interested in environmental law, geography, urban sociology and business studies. The book uniquely focuses attention on a number of trends of convergence related to the use of compulsory acquisition, which inter alia encompass a more favourable treatment of landowners than in the past. Furthermore, the book significantly expands the literature available on compulsory property acquisition in the public interest, going beyond the provision of land for public works projects, such as the construction of transport infrastructure and public facilities" - Marco Bianconi, European Planning Studies, UK"This is a welcome addition to the Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series, edited by the eminent Professor Spike Boydell, comprising eleven chapters focusing on different parts of the world with introductory and concluding chapters by Glen Searle. This book is essential reading for planners, valuers, politicians, government officers, developers and others involved in the global challenge of accommodating ever increasing urban populations within finite land areas"- David Parker, Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, Australia"...this is a very valuable book that every strategic planner should read.... It is an excellent contribution to debate on overcoming the land fragmentation hurdle on the path to denser and more sustainable cities. It contributes to several fields in urban planning namely, land value capture related with infrastructure development, ecological sustainability and public health and wellbeing. It is easy to read. In fact, it is very enjoyable. The book has a very strong focus on the practice of land acquisition. Several contributors to this book are practitioners. Relevant theories such as property rights and land acquisition are only lightly touched in it. That tilts the book more towards policy discussion and policymaking rather than the academic discussion on planning matters. The practice focus of the book is highly appreciable." Awais Piracha, Geography, Tourism and Urban Planning, Western Sydney University, Australia, in (2021) Compulsory Property Acquisition for Urban Densification, Urban Policy and Research, 39:1, 120-121, DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2020.1863311

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