Housing construction hasn't kept up with Britain's robust population growth. The Economist floats several ideas for spurring development: relax permissions for developing greenfields, incentivize building on brownfields, and tax the value of land.
Jan 11, 2014 The Economist
Far from applying the government's policy of brownfield first, the number of new houses planned for greenfield sites has doubled since reform of the planning system in England reduced protection for greenbelt land.
Aug 28, 2013 The Telegraph
A report released this week by the U.S. EPA finds that 71 percent of the country's large metro regions saw an increase in the development of infill housing over the latter half of the last decade. Greenfield development still dominates, however.
Dec 21, 2012 EPA
A new organization in California is advocating for reforms to make infill a more viable option for communities around the state of California. Their three talking points: redevelopment, CEQA reform, and parking requirements.
May 3, 2011 The Planning Report
This essay from <em>The Urbanophile</em> looks at the economics behind greenfield development.
Feb 5, 2010 The Urbanophile
The UK government recently announced the sites of four new planned "eco-towns". But local opposition to the projects remains high.
Jul 16, 2009 The Christian Science Monitor
What is this thing we do called planning? Are we really planning or just reacting? And visioning? What's that all about? Blog Post
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