Managing Government Property Assets: International Experiences

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The Urban Insitute, 2006 - Business & Economics - 438 pages
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Governments own a vast array of real property--from large stretches of land to public housing projects, from water distribution systems and roads to office buildings. Typically, management of public property is highly fragmented, with each type of asset falling within a different agency or bureaucracy. In almost all countries, different classes of property are managed according to their own rules, often following traditional practices rather than any assessment of what type of management is most appropriate. Over the past decade, however, a new discipline has emerged that examines this importa.
 

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Contents

Federal Asset Management in Australia
25
The Management Framework for Real Property
49
State Real Property Asset
77
State Real Property Asset Management in France
103
A Composite Image of Central Government
125
A Balance Sheet
145
U S CitiesAn Entrepreneurial Approach to
171
Real Property Management in the Swiss
201
A Need for Guidance in Countries with
255
Implementing Municipal Asset Management
297
The Special Purpose
335
Current Generation of PropertyRelated
365
Sharing ExperiencesWhat We
403
About the Editors
423
Index
429
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