property development dynamics, urban development, property development defects, growth of cities, dormancy of cities

About Us

Dr Jonathan Drane- Founder

Creating Better Cities through Better Development Processes

Our cities are the product of  our city builders; Government Agencies, Local Councils, City Planners, Public and Private Property Developers not to mention community groups , activists and businesses.

We rely on Property Developers more and more for the delivery of our buildings and city planners and builders are sometimes at their mercy not only in the scale of developments but also the quality of outcomes.

Property Developers are often vilified and often deserve to be so. However little time is spent on actually understanding how property developers operate and the land parcels that they harvest in our cities.

There are five key areas that I can contribute to a greater understanding and better process:

– Creating Better Cities through instigation of quality property development processes and systems.

-Delivering quality property development projects.

-How to eliminate the current horrors of dangerous buildings and related defects.

-How a property development fits into the dynamics and fabric of the overall city that it sits within.

-Better understanding of the overall development process across public and private sector realms.

This charter is achieved by us through excellence in research, teaching and advisory activities which all feed on each other to ensure that our knowledge base is always up to date and relevant.

Relevant Links:

www.jondrane.net for research, advisory and publications.

Link to UNSW Library for Published Doctorate

Research Sites – Jonathan Drane

Jonathan’s Linked In Profile

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