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Four Extreme Drought-Busting Projects
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Four Extreme Drought-Busting Projects

U.S. home buyers have been slow to embrace water-saving technologies but that may... More

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Placemaking's Living Laboratory Placemaking's Living Laboratory

BUILDER's Jennifer Goodman looks into why college students and community planning experts from across the world come here to learn about neighborhood development. More

Urban Renewal Often Comes One Neighborhood at a Time
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Urban Renewal Often Comes One Neighborhood at a Time

Julilly Kohler’s efforts to revitalize downtown Milwaukee would make her... More

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Public Transit Drives Americans' Home-Buying Decisions Public Transit Drives Americans' Home-Buying Decisions

Study finds a high demand for mixed-use neighborhoods. More

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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. More

EPA Releases Flood Resilience Tool
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EPA Releases Flood Resilience Tool

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

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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. More

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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. More

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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. More

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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. More

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