Urban Forestry

New Urban Park in Dallas Will Be One of America’s Biggest
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New Urban Park in Dallas Will Be One of America’s Biggest

The Trinity River Park hopes to transform a Dallas flood plain into a $600 million... More

Elevated Urban Park in Atlanta Would Stretch Over a Highway
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Elevated Urban Park in Atlanta Would Stretch Over a Highway

Rogers Partners and Nelson Byrd Waltz have conceived a raised, tree-lined park for... More

In Amsterdam, Researchers Are Testing A Flower Grown To Suck Up Smog
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In Amsterdam, Researchers Are Testing A Flower Grown To Suck Up Smog

A new type of honeysuckle, called Green Junkie, may work as an urban air filter. More

The Economic Value of Urban Forests
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The Economic Value of Urban Forests

A tree's worth in an urban environment ranges from psycho-social development to... More

Cities Offering the Most Public Parkland Per Household
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Cities Offering the Most Public Parkland Per Household

Top 10 park cities where you’ll have the best backyards, for free. More

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Log On: Whole Lumber Offers Holistic Benefits Log On: Whole Lumber Offers Holistic Benefits

Strength, sustainability, and beauty come together when building with round timber—trees that have not been milled or converted to lumber. More

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Wheelock, NVR Team Up on Carolinas Deal Wheelock, NVR Team Up on Carolinas Deal

Wheelock Street Capital announced it bought a 316-acre tract called Jordan Pointe in the Raleigh-Durham, N.C.-area, from NVR, and will team up with its Carolinas development partner JPM South Development to market lots for 440 homes back to NV and Ryan Homes. Perspective on the deal from BUILDER's John McManus. More

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Why Smart Builders Care About Walkability Why Smart Builders Care About Walkability

Increasingly, the market is demanding places where homeowners can hoof it. Here are some ways you can deliver. More

Cut to the Quick: Mill Production 2008-2013
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Cut to the Quick: Mill Production 2008-2013

Forest Economic Advisors has been tracking 145 sawmills in the U.S. and Canada... More

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Tricon, Johnson Development team on 2,046-acre successor to Houston's master of MPCs

Houston's a veritable home builder's hive of action thanks to the 100,000 new jobs created there in the past 12 months. The latest major play is a north-of-$50 million deal--funded with an $80 million investment account from Toronto-based Tricon Capital Group--that landed Johnson Development Corp. a 2,046-acre tract a virtual stone's throw from masterplannned community mother-of-them-all The Woodlands. Here's a deep dive on the deal from BIG BUILDER's John McManus. More

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