Brake, accelerator (or clutch)? Does Planning make or break markets?

6:00pm - 7:30pm / Thursday 12th December 2019 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Sherrington Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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Urban and environmental planning is often caricatured to be a regulatory activity that exerts a brake on economic development. However, the evidence for this is mixed. In this paper, Alex Lord, looks at a specific aspect of economic development: the contributions made by the development industry attendant to broader real estate investment. In considering the effects of policy and practice on developer contributions he considers the ways in which planning might also be understood to animate economic development. In so doing he confronts the related question of whether these activities may actually be exacerbating the uneven nature of economic development.