Greenfield Development

The building industry has identified a culprit in the California affordability crisis: the drought.
Sep 11, 2015   Bloomberg Business
According to a Denver Post article, the Denver metropolitan area has 31,000 homes in the development pipeline. All but 2,600 of those homes would be built in suburban counties surrounding Denver.
Mar 12, 2015   Denver Post
Robert Steuteville discusses the slow, phased emergence of the New Urbanism. We are only partway through a change that will take generations. We are now immersed in the revitalization of cities. More phases will come.
Mar 12, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Castle Rock, located between Denver and Colorado Springs, has approved a massive shopping and residential development. The project will be built on top of a prairie dog colony.
Mar 5, 2015   The Denver Channel
Pete Saunders compares the disparate experiences of two Chicago suburbs, Naperville and Joliet, who took different approaches to legacy.
Jul 3, 2014   The Corner Side Yard
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