Characteristics of developers and their relations to open space conservation

Publication year: 2011
Source: Land Use Policy, Volume 28, Issue 4, October 2011, Pages 887-897

Tseira, Maruani , Irit, Amit-Cohen

Developers are entrepreneurs that initiate and carry out land development projects. They play an active dominant and leading role in land use planning decisions, and are, therefore, expected to have a significant impact on patterns of development and open space conservation. The present study identified correlations between characteristics of developers and indicators of open space conservation, based on a random sample of 88 statutory land use plans in the Tel Aviv metropolitan region over the period 1990–1999. The variables used to describe characteristics of developers were of two kinds: direct variables including developer type and land ownership, and indirect proxy…

 Highlights: ► Developers play a dominant role in land use planning decision. ► We identified correlations between developers and indicators of conservation. ► Developer type and land ownership were correlated to regional conservation potential. ► Profit seeking and risk taking were correlated to conservation level within plans.