Trail running in Hawkes Bay at Cape Kidnappers http://www.capekidnapperstrailrun.co.nz/
Datasets B20 residential mortgage standard interest rates https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/b20-new-customer-average-rate Other Related Data Available Exchange rates B1Exchange rates and TWIB4Foreign exchange turnover ($m daily averages) Interest rates B2Wholesale interest ratesB3Retail interest rates on lending and depositsB6Yields on loansB20New residential mortgage standard interest rates B21New residential mortgage special interest rates Trade weighted index (TWI) weights B10TWI weightsB13Historical TWI weights
Land Information New Zealand https://data.linz.govt.nz/data/category/property-ownership-boundaries/ NZ Property Owners and Titles List Technical DetailsTable ID51566Data typeTableRow count2559203Primary keyidColumnsid, title_no, land_district, status, type, share, purpose, timeshare_week_no, term, legal_description, areaServicesWeb Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
http://www.reinz.co.nz Raw Data Unconditional Sales Address Suburb Sale Price Sale Date List Price Settlement Date Days to sell Sale category (Residence) Sale Method (Private) Valuation Organisation (other REINZ member) Bedrooms Floor Area Land Area New Dwelling (no) Sale Tenure (freehold) Rural Insights Location Period Median Sales Price Median sales price one year prior Sale Price […]
This data visualisation talk is really good Especially the interesting budget visualisation, demonstrating the enormous relative impact of the GFC
Software to help with referencing is a good way to build up and manage your own dataset of articles. Here are a couple of good bibliographic software tools: Endnote https://endnote.com/ Refworks https://www.refworks.com/ Mendeley https://www.mendeley.com/
A really useful starting point in understanding the PropTech field is from the consultancy-university report authored by Andrew Baum at Oxford University https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-07/PropTech3.0.pdf
Spatial application of economic theory using old and new modelling techniques to look at urban and regional phenomena.
Arguing early on that markets are driven by psychological and social factors rather than fundamental values. Especially in later editions that consider housing market bubbles.
Important text from the 20th century that unpicks earlier pure logic work, to identify the complexity of language that form the basis of most philosophical problems
Long running textbook that introduces the basics of urban economic theory and concepts. As well as some economic policy ideas to deal with urban problems.
1860 saw the birth of capitalism in political language. This book explores the period where private enterprise is maintained in a belief of developing economic growth to spur material and moral advancement.
Important stocktake that cities should not necessarily be celebrated given their contradictions, and that these tensions make cities what they are.
Urban and economic geography, looking at what makes cities grow and decline. Particular focus on urban development from forces that are economic, institutional, innovational/interactional, and political.
Largely mathematical underpinning of urban economics principles, that help those new to subject have a clear and precise introduction
Useful economics text on real estate in cities , with examples helping to demonstrate the theory and practice
From the father of utilitarianism this text sets the new legal thinking on societal motivations and intentions
Set over four books, this leading text of the enlightenment covers nurture, experience/reflection, language, and the limits of knowledge.
Leading text on real estate investment as an asset class, with international cases that illuminate strategic theory that is used in practice
Postmodern thinking on taxonomies, in that structures are set within the parameters of their own historical epistemological norms such as scientific discourse. Subtitled the ‘Archaeology Of The Human Sciences’.
Influential books #74 Urban Planning and Real Estate Development by John Ratcliffe, Michael Stubbs and Miles Keeping
Now a decade on since the third edition. A really great theory-practice book at the nexus of urban planning and real estate development.
Famous for macroeconomic thinking on the positives of fiscal intervention as counter-cyclical to peaks and troughs in growth.
BCIS is held by RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in the UK. Useful data for doing residual land valuations and development appraisals. To quote RICS…’This tool helps you prepare cost plans, provide early cost advice to clients and benchmark costs for both commercial and residential buildings’. Here is the link https://www.rics.org/uk/products/data-products/bcis-construction/
In erring towards science over faith, this book places an importance on realising the human limits of understanding in physical and mental reasoning.
When using online survey methods, two useful software products are Qualtrics and Survey Monkey. Basic techniques for analysing the findings are also available in the software. See the links here: https://www.qualtrics.com/ https://www.surveymonkey.com/
One of the go-to textbooks for commercial and industrial property (real estate) valuations and appraisals.
Rebalancing historical, spatial, and social considerations in the production of space. Further real and imagined dimensions are used to build a new theoretical urban frame.
Beyond the idea of the monarchy making legislative decisions, the social contract progresses to argue an allocation of power by the people.
A thorough body of work exploring poverty from theory to practice as applied to the United Kingdom. Published at a pivotal political turn in 1979.
NNIP is a useful networked repository for neighbourhood scale data. As highlighted on the NNIP site, data collection and analysis are essential parts of NNIP’s work in communities. See the data sources link below: https://www.neighborhoodindicators.org/data-tech/sources
Popularising the ‘Edge City’ term for growing development of commercial hub activity outside of the urban core.
The Real Estate Institute New Zealand (REINZ) provides useful sales data collected from the point of unconditional and conditional sale. Regional median house price and house price index analysis, as part of the wider residential data sets, can be found here: https://www.reinz.co.nz/residential-property-data-gallery
Compelling historical critique of the neoliberal project of free(er) markets that has dominated contemporary thinking and practice.
Reflective book on travels in South America that strengthened structuralist thinking. The idea that there are underlying universal structures in the human condition.
‘Research’ is a term that covers a multitude of activities, but in one way or another they are all about finding things out. At one level this can mean simply collecting information, so that an evening spent on the internet looking up holiday options is a form of research. But at another level research involves […]
Text that provides a history of urban planning in addition to some of the social and economic problems that underpin its theory and practice.
LINZ holds New Zealand land and seabed data, and also provides data services. According to LINZ… You can search, browse for and download data online on the LINZ Data Service. You can add datasets, visualise data in your map, and crop datasets – all without the need for special software. You can also integrate the […]
Popularising early thought on human behaviour in the neoclassical economics paradigm – diagrams, maths, marginal utilities, and elasticities being embedded as principles.
I currently have capacity to take on further PhD students that fit with my broad academic interests of: Property (Real Estate) Economics and Finance I have supervised on the following PhD research: Samantha Organ. (2012-2015). Motivations for Energy Efficient Refurbishment in Housing. PhD Adekunle, Ogunnaike. (2013-2016). Enhancing Homeownership Opportunities Among Middle-Income Earners. PhD. Alan Pope. (2016-Current). […]
Book that attracted new attention post global financial crisis, in that accumulation of non-government debt creates a condition for instability in the economy.
Initial founding writings on the idea of positivism, where observations in science are seen as the most effective approach.
Exploring and supporting the movement for more walkable cities given the modern historical influence of the car.
Digital mapping and spatial analysis is often done by GIS. The main company dealing in this is ESRI, here is an interesting ESRI-centric history and link to the software https://www.esri.com/en-us/what-is-gis/history-of-gis
Work post WW2 that promotes the idea of limited government involvement, to enable universal market efficiency, and thus liberalism in the sense of individual freedoms.
A touchstone for political theory of distributive justice, looking normatively to rebalance equality of opportunity and helping the more disadvantaged in society.
For quantifying and analysing qualitative data I tend to use NVivo. Here’s a link to the software page: https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/nvivo-products
Here’s part of an article I wrote for the main online NZ media outlet stuff.co.nz on housing affordability prior to the 2017 election… Talk of a housing “crisis” tends to focus on an increasing number of people not being able to afford good quality, affordable housing – whether through owner-occupation, private renting or social renting. Affordability […]