Sustainable Development Projects

Integrating Design, Development, and Regulation

By David Godschalk, FAICP, Emil Malizia, FAICP

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Development projects are the building blocks of urban growth. Put enough of the right projects together in the right way, and you have sustainable cities. But getting the pieces to stack up takes a feat of coordination and cooperation. In our market economy, developers, designers, and planners tend to operate in silos, each focused on its own piece of the puzzle.

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Nov. 1, 2013
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About the Authors

David Godschalk
David R. Godschalk, FAICP, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is co-author of Sustaining Places: The Role of the Comprehensive Plan (PAS Report 567, 2012) and Sustaining Places: Best Practices for Comprehensive Plans (PAS Report 578, 2014). A leader of the APA Sustaining Places Task Force Task Force and the APA Working Group on Plan Standards, he has done both research and governmental consulting on comprehensive planning, He received the 2015 APA President's Award for his work on development of the Sustaining Places comprehensive plan initiative.

Emil Malizia
Emil Malizia is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director of the Institute for Economic Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His expertise spans the related areas of regional economic development, real estate development, and urban redevelopment. For almost five decades, he has conducted research, taught graduate-level and in-service courses, and engaged in consulting for private, non-profit, and foundation clients. His current research and practice focuses on vibrant centers of employment in the U.S. with emphasis on real property performance and economic development synergies. Dr. Malizia has written five books, including Sustainable Development Projects with David Godschalk and Understanding Local Economic Development with Edward Feser. He is author or co-author of over 170 scholarly articles, monographs, and other publications.

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Chapter 1. Introduction: Challenges to Sustainable Urban Growth

Chapter 2. Design, Development, and Regulation Silos

Chapter 3. Linking Project Development, Design, and Regulation

Chapter 4. Apartment Project Alternatives

Chapter 5. Residential Subdivision Alternatives

Chapter 6. Dynamic Financial Analysis

Chapter 7. Infill Redevelopment Alternatives

Chapter 8. Development Coordination Recommendations


Glossary of Real Estate Development Terms


About the Authors