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    Hi all! I'm coming to Reading in Sept to study on the Real Estate MSc course and as a non-cognate student, l would love to get a head start on my reading... Is there anyone out there who could advise on which books are recommended?! Unfortunately the official reading list hasn't been released yet. Thanks!

    The following texts are recommended background reading for entrants to the BSc Real Estate programme. I would suggest that they would be useful reading for people joining the MSc as well. We have avoided suggesting course texts (i.e. textbooks that accompany specific modules that will be delivered in each year of the course) as we didn't want to put people off before they arrive! We think that these publications provide a useful context for the course by debating some of the big issues in real estate and planning.

    Bill, P. (2013) 'Planet Property' (Leicester: Matador)

    Dorling, D. (2014) 'All That Is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times, and What We Can Do About It' (London: Allen Lane)

    Hall, P. (2002) 'Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century' (3rd Edition, Oxford: Blackwell)

    Harford, T. (2011) 'The Undercover Economist' (2nd Edition, London: Hachette Digital)

    Nix,J., Hill, P., Williams, N. and Bough, J. (2003) 'Land and Estate Management' (4th Edition, Chichester: Packard)

    Reed, R. and Sims, S. (2015) 'Property Development' (6th Edition, London: Routledge)

    Useful Web Sites:
    Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): http://www.rics.org/uk/
    Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI): http://www.rtpi.org.uk/
    Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA): http://www.tcpa.org.uk/
    Planning Portal: www.planningportal.gov.uk/
    Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG): https://www.gov.uk/government/organi...cal-government
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