The Rise of the Community Builders: The American Real Estate Industry and Urban Land Planning

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Beard Books, 2002 - Business & Economics - 228 pages
This is a reprint of a 1987 book * It is to be hand scanned, so as not to destroy the text or cover, and returned to Beard Books. The book deals with the evolution of real estate development in the United States, focusing on the rise of planned communities common in the American suburbs since the 1940s.
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
BUILDING COMMUNITIES
1
THE RISE OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDERS
17
COMMUNITY BUILDERS AND URBAN PLANNERS
53
THE LOS ANGELES REALTY BOARD AND ZONING
79
THE CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION AND SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
107
COMMUNITY BUILDERS AND THE FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION
141
MODERNIZING THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY
159
NOTES
163
INDEX
223
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Page 214 - Pantheon, 1981); and Kenneth T. Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985).
Page 214 - June 27, 1934, to encourage improvement in housing standards and conditions, to provide a system of mutual mortgage insurance, and for other purposes.
Page 214 - Administrator may prescribe; but no mortgage shall be accepted for insurance under this section unless the Administrator finds that the project with respect to which the mortgage is executed is economically sound.

About the author (2002)

Marc A. Weiss is a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. He was special assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997. He is a known expert on Urban and Regional Development; Housing and Community Development; Economic and Business Development; Public Policy and Planning.

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