The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) marks my 26th consecutive year of attendance.
From four lots to 40,000 green acres, the fundamentals of land acquisition apply long before the buy.
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.
Think twice before developing large, controversial parcels.
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.
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...
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.
What can builders do when faced with opposition from anti-growth groups and a governor's unfriendly smart growth policy?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down on storm-water compliance, beginning with enforcement against larger builders.
Monitoring Land & Housing Markets: An Essential Tool for Smart Growth details a new method for monitoring land.
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.