Suburbia: It has been a panacea and an expletive. Touted for affordability and maligned for automobile dependence, suburbia is a fact of life in the U.S.
Builders are stealing obesity headlines since the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in June let slip a report planned for print in August, 'Obesity Relationships with Community Design, Physical Activity, and Time Spent in Cars,' and consumer news...
Atlanta-based Homestar Mortgage Services is luring builders with free feasibility reports.
Landscaping can have a huge effect on the energy efficiency and comfort of a home, says consultant David Johnston, president of What's Working, based in Boulder, Colo.
Site plans are as important as home plans in rural settings where communing with nature is as important as community.
Today's legal landscape for home building contributes to the crisis in affordable housing. As cities, counties and states cope with their own mounting fiscal shortfalls, the robust housing sector looks like a fruitful feeding ground for new sources of ...
From four lots to 40,000 green acres, the fundamentals of land acquisition apply long before the buy.
By tracking residential building permits issued in a city, county, metropolitan area or state and comparing trends, a builder can learn a lot for free.
Think twice before developing large, controversial parcels.
Building higher-density communities with tighter infrastructure designs and community services can save significant costs, according to The Brookings Institution's Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy.
Traffic can delay or doom a community plan, but a report by the American Highway Users Alliance, 'Unclogging America's Arteries: Effective Relief for Highway Bottlenecks (1999-2004),' gives a handy heads-up to developers scouting for residential locati...