City development processes- Dr Jon Drane has written about city property development processes and city growth since 1990. He explains property developer culture and advocates smarter healthy cities.
Jonathan is a recognised expert in city precinct development with an emphasis on activation of dormant cityscapes. Jonathan’s doctoral research project (2011 to 2014) studied dormant cityscapes in several Australian regional cities and how they were bought to life.
The first practitioner doctorate city development processes
His study of city development processes includes precinct activation, night economy, dead city areas, dormancy in cities and apartment tower defects. He runs webinars in research skills and project management as is a specialist trainer to goverment and industry bodies.
The City Whisperer was created as a medium for exploring these areas in 2016 and the most recent initiative is to understand mental health and the growth of cities and their relationship.
See below in chronological order:
The Mental Health of Cities
Night Economy Studies
Drane, J 2019 ‘Creating a Night Time Economy: Plan, design or develop?’. Chairman, Workshop Facilitator and Article for ANZ Night Time Economy Forum Sydney from June 12th to 14th, 2019
Creating a Night Economy: Plan, design or develop?
Drane, J 2019 ‘ANZ NIGHT TIME ECONOMY FORUM EXPLORES ‘THE SLEEPING CITY’’. Chairman, Workshop Facilitator and Article for ANZ Night Time Economy Forum Sydney, June 12th to 14th, 2019
ANZ Night Economy Forum Explores ‘The Sleeping City’
Drane, J 2018 Night Time Economy Council Committee (NTECC): Masterclass Guidance Material 2018 which features Dr Drane’s Master Class on Mixed Development .
Download PDF of NTECC Guidance Materials
City Precinct Activation
Mixed Zoning in Cities-Blunt method or Agent of Change?
Drane, J 2018 ‘Is B4 Mixed Use Zoning a Blunt Instrument or a Catalyst for Change?’
Night Time Economy Council Master Class event at Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre held on 20th November 2018, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/b4-conundrum-mixed-use-zoning-blunt-instrument-catalyst-drane/
Building Defects in Multi-apartment towers
Building Defects in High Rise Multi-Apartments Studied by City Research Centre
Drane, J 2018, ‘The State of Contemporary Property Development Structures and Systems in Australia’, Building Regulatory Reform Summit, 2018, Building Products Innovation Council, ACT, Canberra, Australia.
Building Industry Reform Summit Web Site
Defects a Builder’s View
Drane, J 2015, ‘Building Defects, How can they be avoided?- a builder’s perspective’, Strata and Community Title in Australia for the 21st Century 2015 Conference.
Drane 2015- Defects A Builders View
Griffith 2015- Strata Conference Programme
Drane, J 2018, ‘Dormancy and the outer west town centres’, Sydney Forum for Architecture and Urban Designers, accessed 3 February 2018, <http://www.sydneyforum.org.au/article—dormancy–the-outer-west-by-jonathan-drane-030218.html>
Dead City Areas and City Dormancy
Drane, J 2017, ‘Dormancy in two regional cities and its relevance to the growth of Western Sydney’, (The cases of Honeysuckle, Newcastle; Palmer Street, Townsville and Penrith), State of Australian Cities Conference, Adelaide, November 2017.
SOAC 2017 Drane Dormancy abstract
State of Australian Cities Web Page
Contemporary Property Development Theory
Drane, J 2017, ‘The state of contemporary property development theory’, in Kotlyarov (ed), Real Estate Development, Alpha Print, Yekaterinburg, pp. 20-48.
This is a Russian Translation text edited by Professor Maxim Kotlyarov of the Queen Mary University in London.
Access book on Academia.edu.au on this link:
The Property Development Mechanism
Drane, J 2015, ;The Seed in the Cityscape: The Property Development Mechanism and its influence on the growth of cities, UNSWorks, Doctoral Thesis.
Link to UNSW Library for Published Doctorate
Drane, J 2013, ‘The state of contemporary property development theory’, Proceedings of 19th Annual Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
Drane 2013- Abstract State of Contemporary Property Dev Theory
Drane 2013- State of Contemporary Prop Dev Theory
Drane, J 2012, ‘A View From The Ground: Implications for the literature on the ‘models of the development process’ based on a model of praxis and an associated mapping study’,
Proceedings of AESOP 26th Annual Congress, METU Ankara, Turkey.
Drane 2012- Abstract A View from the Ground
The full article is available through the AESOP website on request on contact page.
Mental Health in Doctoral Communities
Drane et al, 2012, A Tale of Two Cultures: Building Community by Researching Community, AARE-APERA conference 2012 , Joint AARE APERA International Conference, Sydney 2012.
Drane et al 2012-A Tale of Two Cultures
Drane, J 2011, On Voices and Silence, A reflection on a study of isolation and community in two ‘phd labs’ in the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of NSW
Drane 2011- On Voices and Silence
Ranking of Megacities
Drane 2009- Ranking of Megacities
Corporate Strategy and Spatial Needs
Proliferation of Tall Buildings