Smart Growth

August 28, 2015

A study found that 93 percent of 75.3 million Millennials want to own a home in the near future

Single-family home at NorthSky at RidgeGate, in Lone Tree, Colo.

Photo: Eric Lucero Photography

July 30, 2015

Involving the public, addressing affordability, and embracing product diversity are some of the lessons learned from successful New Urbanism. We look at how the most successful communities get it right 

The East Garrison development in Monterey, Calif., will be a to create a compact, walkable, mixed-use/mixed-income community.

Photo: Keith Sutter Photography

July 29, 2015

A small footprint and small lots combine with big ambition to create a compact, walkable, mixed-use/mixed-income community

Town Creek, in Brownfels, Texas, aims to attract a wide range of homebuyers.

Photo: Jason Risner

July 29, 2015

Town Creek will offer single-family homes, townhouses, and condominiums, in addition to a range of amenities, to attract a wide spectrum of buyers

Grow community in Bainbridge Island, Wash.

The low-maintenance exterior materials include corrugated steel siding and fiber-cement panels painted in different colors. “An accent red is used on certain components, and all the front porches are a very dark purple,” architect Jonathan Davis says. Photo: David Cohen

July 29, 2015

Grow—an 8-acre, 141-unit community—is the largest solar community in Washington state

Welcome sign to the community of Seaside, in Florida.
July 29, 2015

Andrés Duany, designer of the influential Seaside development, has a new vision

The 12 processes that must be addressed by every builder

Photo: cocoparisienne, Creative Commons

July 21, 2015

Establishing sound business systems that ensure a healthy bottom line

Rendering of the elevation of the Little Ant by architect Arielle Condoret Schechter.

At 785 square feet, the Little Ant by architect Arielle Condoret Schechter is the smallest of her modern-looking homes.

May 29, 2015

Applications for scaled-down houses extend beyond do-it-yourselfers who crave a simpler life

Image of a road--employees are traveling farther to get to work, study finds.
May 18, 2015

As commuting distance grows, nearby housing affordability does not, studies find


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