Dr Jon Drane’s article on the State of Contemporary Property Development Theory just received an award for 800 reads on ResearchGate.
This article summarises Dr Jon Drane’s practitioner doctorate (the first practitioner doctorate world wide on city and property development processes and mechanisms) from UNSW Built Environment Research called The Seed in the Cityscape.
Advocating a Professional Doctorate in Contemporary Property Development Theory and Practice
Dr Jon Drane is advocating for the creation of a Professional Doctorate in City and Property Development Processes see my advocacy article:
This article is getting international recognition across government, industry and academia. But not in Australian universities. It is even being overlooked by the faculty it was created in and where it belongs UNSW Built Environment Research .
Higher level training of property developers
The recognition of this doctoral topic creates an apex standard for the public and private property developer, who both operate to activate development sites and precincts and the growth of our cities.
The private property development sector has very low barriers to entry and is being filled by poor quality untrained property developers.
Solving dangerous defects in apartment towers
In the case of private property developers in the apartment tower sector this is now a matter of life threatening development as has been seen in the last decade internationally of dangerous efects.
Please do not just view this post and article and move on. Please like it or comment to show your support for this world important inititative.
About Us- City Development Processes and the Mental Health of Cities
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First Property Development Doctorate on City Development Processes
How safe is your apartment tower?
Read Dr Drane’s Doctorates and supporting articles
A Teaching Framework for City Development Processes
Dr Jon Drane provided a framework for understanding City Development Processes and more recently updated this to include the concept of Place Economy and Property Development Dynamics. See youtube video below and his Faster Class offering for professional development in Property Development.
Advocating for Professionalisation of Property Development
The property development industry is experiencing the continued entry of untrained, non professional players. There are very low barriers to entry to the world of property development. The result has been the rise of poor quality buidings and the horrors of the past decade of dangerous defects.
Dr Drane is advocating for the creation of a doctorate in ‘city and property development processes’ that supports the improvement of professional recognition and credentialing of property developers. See our youtube video on A Decade of Dangerous Defects which includes the tragedies of the decade.
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Dr Jonathan Drane
Dr Jonathan Drane is an independent researcher and advisor to government, corporate, legal and academic sectors. He applies research methods to solve complex problems through project analysis in the commercial construction and development sector.