Planning

Beyond the Lot Line Beyond the Lot Line

As builders leverage the value of amenity-rich master planned communities, a finely tuned trade-off takes place between what's inside and outside the homes. Read more

EPA Releases Flood Resilience ToolEPA Releases Flood Resilience Tool

The agency's smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover... Read more

Five Keys to Attracting Active-Adult Buyers Five Keys to Attracting Active-Adult Buyers

After more than two decades of building for active adults, franchise builder Epcon Communities reveals a few secrets to the firm's success. Read more

A Developer of Master-Planned-Communities Shares Know-How A Developer of Master-Planned-Communities Shares Know-How

Houston is leading the housing recovery, thanks in large part to master-planned communities that hit a sweet spot with a wide range of homebuyers. Johnson Development's Doug Goff tells how it's done. Read more

A Luxury Development Successfully Sells Walkability, Density, and Preserving Nature A Luxury Development Successfully Sells Walkability, Density, and Preserving Nature

Architect Bill McGuinness, co-founder of Sun Homes along with builder Bob Dale, developed and designed Kensett to respect its natural site. Protecting nearly 5 acres for a nature preserve meant siting the houses with a higher density. This smart planning generated several benefits for the develop/design/build firm. Read more

Nocatee Kept Building During the Recession

Even as the recession shuttered subdivisions all around, North Florida's Nocatee master planned community continued to build its infrastructure and grow sales. Read more

Perpetual Fun = 4,000 New Homes a Year

Sales at the The Villages, the  most successful master plan in the country, are expected to return to peak levels. Read more

Communities Rise from Runways and Ashes Communities Rise from Runways and Ashes

Georgia carpets the world, Baltimore exports American-made Toyotas, an iconic stove burns to ashes, and two huge communities get underway. Read more

Dynamic Duo

Two home builders work together in friendly competition to sell new homes in a community pulled out of mothballs. Read more

A Huge Water Park Fuels Sales in Hot Houston A Huge Water Park Fuels Sales in Hot Houston

Over-the-top water features have helped Sienna Plantation sell well, even during the downturn. Read more

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