The history of speculative real estate development is an essential aspect of the histories of most cities, yet is a subject often ignored by academia. In her long awaited book Built Up, Patrice Derrington uncovers the roots of the global real estate industry in early modern London and seminal projects of private urban development such as Covent Garden. Derrington synthesizes economic history and the latest planning and finance literature in a work that codifies the principles and activities of real estate development as a foundation for future academic research and practical innovation.
Uniting insights from the author’s career as a developer with meticulous archival research, this resource for scholars and professionals synthesizes economic history and the latest literature on planning and finance. Derrington's book opens new avenues to codify the principles and activities of real estate development in a foundation for future academic research and practical innovation.