Resort Development Handbook

Author: Dean Schwanke,Urban Land Institute

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 414

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Seasoned professionals share their strategies in this practical, how-to guide to all facets of developing resort hotels, timeshare resorts, second-home and retirement communities, and multiuse communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Resort Development

Author: Adrienne Schmitz,Robert Chickering,Urban Land Institute

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: 9780874200997

Category: Architecture

Page: 479

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Packed with photos and site plans, this practical how-to-guide for developing resorts—such as hotels, timeshares, and second-home, retirement, and planned communities—provides an inside look at the challenges faced and lessons learned by actual practitioners in the industry.

Multifamily Housing Development Handbook

Author: Urban Land Institute

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 367

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Illustrated in full color, this authoritative resource explains best practices, techniques, and trends in multifamily housing developments.

Finance for Real Estate Development

Author: Charles Long

Publisher: Urban Land Institute

ISBN: 0874201578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Explaining how finances drive each decision in the real estate development process, this helpful industry guide recognizes the complexities and significant risks of each project and illustrates how to reconcile conflicting elements to ultimately achieve success. A 36-year real estate development veteran, author Charles Long shares the practical information and personal insights that he has gained over the course of his career, and weaves relevant real world examples into the text, helping to clarify the principles necessary to effectively manage a project in today’s financial landscape. Ideal both for those starting out in real estate development and experienced professionals who want to learn the theory behind the practice, this book offers a different perspective on making the monetary decisions that are involved in property development projects.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism in Asia

Author: C. Michael Hall,Stephen J. Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317665880

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Asia is regarded as the fastest growing area for international and domestic tourism in the world today and over the next 20 years. Given the economic, social and environmental importance of tourism in the region, there is a need for a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies in tourism in the region and the major factors that are affecting tourism development both now and in the foreseeable future. This Handbook provides a contemporary survey of the region and its continued growth and development as a key destination and generator of tourism, which is marked by a high proportion of intra-regional travel. The book is divided into five sections. This first section provides an introduction to the region and context to the nationally focused chapters. The next three sections are then broadly based on the three UNWTO Asian regions: South-East Asia, South and Central Asia, and East and North-East Asia, providing readers with a valuable snapshot of tourism at various scales, and from various approaches and positions. The concluding section considers future prospects for tourism in Asia. The handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through its authorship and content. It presents a range of perspectives and understanding of the processes and forces that are shaping tourism in this fascinating and dynamic region that is one of the focal points of global tourism. This is essential reading for students, researchers and academics interested in tourism in the growth region of Asia now and in the future.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research

Author: Cathy H.C. Hsu,William C Gartner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136338152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research is a compendium of some of the most relevant issues affecting tourism development today. The topics addressed in this book provide some new thinking for those involved in tourism research. This book takes the reader from the beginnings of tourism research to a discussion of emerging forms of tourism and selected examples of tourism development. The underlying theoretical dimensions are reviewed, analysed and discussed from a number of perspectives. This book brings together leading researchers, many of whom are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, to discuss tourism today and its future. The works included in this volume are diverse, in terms of geographical context, research methodology, root discipline, and perspective. This book represents studies based in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia. Research methodologies include both quantitative and qualitative. Both macro and micro issues are discussed from the economic, psychological, sociological, political science, marketing, and other perspectives, which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of tourism studies.? This book is divided into 6 sections. Section 1 considers the foundations for tourism research. Section 2 discusses the implications for destination management and section 3 discusses planning for tourism development. Section 4 covers human capital for tourism development. And finally, section 5 evaluates emerging forms of tourism and then section 6 offers insights into tourism evolution. It offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism research. This is essential reading for students, researchers & academics of Tourism as well as those of related studies in particular Leisure, Hospitality & Development Studies.

The Guidelines on Resort Design

Author: Ariel Yu

Publisher: Design Media Pub Limited

ISBN: 9789881566355

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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Covering planning, environmental design, architecture and interiors with an additional section on swimming pools each chapter is accompanied by detailed case studies of recently constructed resorts from around the world.

Resort Design

Author: Michelle Galindo

Publisher: Braun Publish,Csi

ISBN: 9783037680889

Category: Architecture

Page: 269

View: 2003

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This volume brings to mind visions of great locations: white sandy beaches and azure waters as well as spectacular mountain ranges provide the backdrop for these dream getaways. All of these resorts and settings are unique and share certain elements in common a beautiful natural location, outstanding facilities, exceptional service and the perfect amount of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy. Whether nestled in peaceful seclusion under palm trees or in a romantic mountain village, the selected projects blend timeless simplicity with contemporary sophistication. Resort Design showcases the finest of its kind from around the globe in terms of architecture and interior design. All projects are presented by means of photos and text along with plans and drawings.

Office Development Handbook

Author: Jo Allen Gause,Urban Land Institute

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: 9780874208221

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

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The Office Development Handbook covers best practices and proven techniques for a wide range of office buiding types and settings. Each aspect of the development process is explained in detail, from market analysis and financing to product design and operations. Richly illustrated with color photos and plans, the book includes examples and case studies depicting real experiences and strategies of seasoned developers, planners, and architects.

Start-up Nation

The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle

Author: Dan Senor,Saul Singer

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455503460

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.

Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design

Author: Timothy Beatley

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916212

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? While parks, street trees, and green roofs are increasingly appreciated for their technical services like stormwater reduction, from a biophilic viewpoint, they also facilitate experiences that contribute to better physical and mental health: natural elements in play areas can lessen children's symptoms of ADHD, and adults who exercise in natural spaces can experience greater reductions in anxiety and blood pressure. The Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design offers practical advice and inspiration for ensuring that nature in the city is more than infrastructure—that it also promotes well-being andcreates an emotional connection to the earth among urban residents. Divided into six parts, the Handbook begins by introducing key ideas, literature, and theory about biophilic urbanism. Chapters highlight urban biophilic innovations in more than a dozen global cities. The final part concludes with lessons on how to advance an agenda for urban biophilia and an extensive list of resources. As the mcomprehensive reference on the emerging field of biophilic urbanism, the Handbook is essential reading for students and practitioners looking to place nature at the core of their planning and design ideas and encourage what preeminbiologist E.O. Wilson described as "the innate emotional connection of humans to all living things."

Routledge Handbook of Hospitality Marketing

Author: Dogan Gursoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315445506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 628

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This handbook analyzes the main issues in the field of hospitality marketing by focusing on past, present and future challenges and trends from a multidisciplinary global perspective. The book uniquely combines both theoretical and practical approaches in debating some of the most important marketing issues faced by the hospitality industry. Parts I and II define and examine the main hospitality marketing concepts and methodologies. Part III offers a comprehensive review of the development of hospitality marketing over the years. The remaining parts (IV–IX) address key cutting-edge marketing issues such as innovation in hospitality, sustainability, social media, peer-to-peer applications, Web 3.0 etc. in a wide variety of hospitality settings. In addition, this book provides a platform for debate and critical evaluation that enables the reader to learn from the industry’s past mistakes as well as future opportunities. The handbook is international in its constitution as it attempts to examine marketing issues, challenges and trends globally, drawing on the knowledge of experts from around the world. Because of the nature of hospitality, which often makes it inseparable from other industries such as tourism, events, sports and even retail, the book has a multidisciplinary approach that will appeal to these disciplines as well as others including management, human resources, technology, consumer behavior and anthropology.

Business Park and Industrial Development Handbook

Author: Urban Land Institute

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 309

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Packed with color photographs and illustrations, this handbook covers the best practices, techniques, and trends. It explains the development process step-by-step and includes 14 case study examples of new construction, adaptive use, airport-related development, and mixed office and industrial facilities.

Retail Development

Author: Urban Land Institute

Publisher: Urban Land Inst

ISBN: 9780874209792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

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This how-to book explains the nuts and bolts of shopping center development. Case studies describe what works and explain how others developed some of todays hot projects, including lifestyle centers, main street and mixed-use centers, and rehabs of failed malls. Lavishly illustrated with photos and site plans throughout.

Land Development Handbook

Author: Dewberry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071640930

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1124

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The Definitive Guide to Land Development-Every Detail, Every Issue, Every Setting Land Development Handbook provides a step-by-step approach to any type of project, from rural greenfield development to suburban infill to urban redevelopment. With the latest information regarding green technologies and design, the book offers you a comprehensive look at the land-development process as a whole, as well as a thorough view of individual disciplines. Plus, a bonus color insert reveals the extent to which land development projects are transforming our communities! This all-in-one guide provides in-depth coverage of: Environmental issues from erosion and sediment control and stormwater management to current regulatory controls for plan approval, permitting, and green building certification Comprehensive planning and zoning including new development models for mixed-use, transit-oriented, and conservation developments Enhanced approaches to community and political consensus building Technical design procedures for infrastructure components including roads and utilities with a new section on dry utilities Surveying tools and techniques focusing on the use of GPS and GIS to collect, present, and preserve data throughout the design process Plan preparation, submission, and processing with an emphasis on technologies available-from CAD modeling and design to electronic submissions, permit processing, and tracking Subjects include: Planning and zoning Real Property Law Engineering Feasibility Environmental Regulations Rezoning Conceptual and Schematic Design Development Patterns Control, Boundary, and Topographical Surveys Historic Assessment and Preservation Street and Utility Design Floodplain Studies Grading and Earthwork Water and Wastewater Treatment Cost Estimating Subdivision Process Plan Submittals Stormwater Management Erosion and Sediment Control And much more!

Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine

Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects

Author: Victor R. Preedy,Gerard N. Burrow,Ronald Ross Watson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920863

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1334

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Over two billion people worldwide are at risk for the spectrum of disorders known as "The Iodine Deficiency Disorders." 1-10% will suffer cretinism; 5-30% will have some sort of brain damage or neurological impairment and 30-70% will be hypothyroid. The causes of iodine deficiencies can be considered from both simplistic and more complex perspectives: From the leaching of iodine from soil resulting in crops with low iodine content to malnutrition resulting in impaired iodine absorption. Poor dietary diversification and impoverished socio-economic development can also lead to iodine deficiencies. Although it is possible to diagnose and treat deficiencies, there is still an ongoing dialogue regarding the detailed molecular pathology of iodine homeostatis, how hypothyroidism impacts the body tissues, and efficient diagnosis and treatment of the Iodine Deficiency Disorders. This Handbook provides a resource of information on the various pathways and processes based on different countries or diseases. Because there is a constant flow of new information on iodine and related disorders, the goal of this Handbook is to provide a base of scientific information upon which additional knowledge can be applied. Provides important information on one of the most common micro-nutrient deficiencies in the world, the most important "single nutrient-multiple consequences" paradigm today Includes information on iodine-related diseases, including those that are common, preventable and treatable Provides insight from a broad perspective of viewpoints -- from subcellular transports to economic impact

Be Our Guest (Revised and Updated Edition)

Perfecting the Art of Customer Service

Author: The Disney Institute,Theodore Kinni

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781423145844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Exceeding expectations rather than simply satisfying them is the cornerstone of the Disney approach to customer service. Now, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the original Be Our Guest, Disney Institute, which specializes in helping professionals see new possibilities through concepts not found in the typical workplace, is revealing even more of the business behind the magic of quality service. During the last twenty-five years, thousands of professionals from more than thirty-five countries and more than forty industries have attended business programs at Disney Institute and learned how to adapt the Disney approach for their own organizations./DIV DIVBe Our Guest highlights the successes many of these companies have achieved, plus the key processes and best practices that have made Disney a trusted and revered brand around the world for more than eighty-five years.

Real Estate Development

Principles and Process

Author: Mike E. Miles,Laurence M. Netherton,Adrienne Schmitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874203431

Category: Real estate development

Page: 400

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Completely revised and updated, the fifth edition of this bestselling textbook covers each stage of the real estate development process, explaining the basics of idea conception, feasibility, planning, financing, market analysis, contract negotiation, construction, marketing, and asset management. This new edition has been revised to include new topics such as sustainability, green building, and how development financing has changed since the Great Recession. It includes all-new examples, case studies, and photographs. The text is intended for university students in schools of business, planning, architecture, engineering, and law. It is also a useful beginning point for those shifting careers, either into development or between roles in development.