Shaping Places: Urban Planning, Design and Development by David Adams and Steve Tiesdell (University of Glasgow, UK). Shaping Places explains how towns and cities can turn real estate development to their advantage to create the kind of places where people want to live, work, relax and invest. It contends that the production of quality places which enhance economic prosperity, social cohesion and environmental sustainability require a transformation of market outcomes. The core of the book explores why this is essential, and how it can be delivered, by linking a clear vision for the future with the necessary means to achieve it. Key to this is seeing planners as market actors, whose potential to shape the built environment depends on their capacity to understand and transform the embedded attitudes and practices of other market actors. Filled with international examples, essential case studies, colour diagrams and photographs, this is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students taking planning, property, real estate or urban design courses as well as for social science students more widely who wish to know how the shaping of place really occurs. Selected Table of Contents: Part 1: The Development Context 1. Introduction 2. Successful Places 3. Real Estate Markets 4. Real Estate Values and the State 5. Real Estate Development 6. The Governance of Place Part 2: Market Roles and Actors 7. Real Estate Developers 8. Landowners 9. Funders And Investors Part 3: Policy Instruments 10. Shaping Markets – Making Plans and Reforming Institutions Shaping 11. Shaping Markets by Strategic Transformation 12. Regulating Markets 13. Market Stimulus 14. Capacity-Building 15. Conclusions FOR FURTHER DETAILS VISIT: