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Property expert publishes new book


Professor Graham Squires new book

With property and planning essential factors in economic thinking and doing, Professor Graham Squires says The Economics of Property and Planning provides insight into what future places will look like in real terms and how they will be shaped by policy.


Professor Graham Squires from the School of Economics and Finance has recently published his latest book, The Economics of Property and Planning. The textbook introduces the interlocking disciplines of property and planning to economic theory and practice.

“Unlike any other available textbook, The Economics of Property and Planning skilfully introduces the reader to the interplay between property and planning using an economic lens,” he says.

“As resources become scarce, there is a growing need for students to understand the principles of economics in property and planning, especially given the rapid social, environmental, technological, and political changes that are shaping places.”

The book begins with an outline of key economists and economic problems, then resources and scarcity, before examining macro and microeconomic factors at play in property and planning.

“The book covers a variety of topics, including spatial and locational modelling, fiscal approaches to redistribution, regeneration and renewal, and transport and infrastructure financing. There is also a particular focus on contemporary issues such as climate change, environmental limits to economic growth, sustainability and resilience, and affordable housing.

“It also introduces practical evaluation tools and appraisal, plus a look at property and planning with respect to macroeconomic objectives, policy, and new directions,” Professor Squires adds.

With property and planning essential factors in economic thinking and doing, The Economics of Property and Planning provides insight into what future places will look like in real terms and how they will be shaped by policy.

Paperback, hardback, and e-version copies of the book are available here.

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