Land Development



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May 01, 2004

From four lots to 40,000 green acres, the fundamentals of land acquisition apply long before the buy.

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May 01, 2004

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.

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May 01, 2004

Think twice before developing large, controversial parcels.

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April 01, 2004

High Desert, a community in Albuquerque, N.M., maintains design and building guidelines - and a mechanism for inspection and enforcement of them to reduce conflicts between developer, builder and home buyer.

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April 01, 2004

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...

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April 01, 2004

Whether you’re charging a million-dollar premium for a custom home on the ocean or $10,000 for a cul-de-sac production home, that premium could be too low.

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March 01, 2004

What can builders do when faced with opposition from anti-growth groups and a governor's unfriendly smart growth policy?

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March 01, 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on storm-water compliance, beginning with enforcement against larger builders.

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March 01, 2004

Monitoring Land & Housing Markets: An Essential Tool for Smart Growth details a new method for monitoring land.

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January 01, 2004

Thomas W. Kopf's new book, Building Community, aims to impart a broader understanding of 'community' to builders and others involved in the community-planning loop.

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