The beloved architectural style known as Craftsman has undeniably British roots, yet it’s unmistakably American, from Oregon to Alabama to Illinois. Might that explain its enduring appeal?
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.
PLANetizen, a Web community run by Los Angeles-based Urban Insight, compiled this list of the top 10 books published in 2003.
Architect Ken Newberry, principal with Newberry Campa Design Studio in Houston, has a motto: 'Everyone deserves a great architectural design.'
Builders faced with a permit fee hike might want to resist the urge to rush in plans before it takes effect.