Greenfield Development

November 24, 2015, 7am PST
A pair of articles details two new, massive greenfield developments on the way in North Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
September 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
The building industry has identified a culprit in the California affordability crisis: the drought.
Bloomberg Business
March 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
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.
Denver Post
March 12, 2015, 5am PDT
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.
Better Cities & Towns
March 5, 2015, 6am PST
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.
The Denver Channel
July 3, 2014, 7am PDT
Pete Saunders compares the disparate experiences of two Chicago suburbs, Naperville and Joliet, who took different approaches to legacy.
The Corner Side Yard
January 11, 2014, 1pm PST
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.
The Economist
August 28, 2013, 6am PDT
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.
The Telegraph
December 21, 2012, 5am PST
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.
EPA
May 3, 2011, 5am PDT
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.
The Planning Report
February 5, 2010, 12pm PST
This essay from <em>The Urbanophile</em> looks at the economics behind greenfield development.
The Urbanophile
July 16, 2009, 12pm PDT
The UK government recently announced the sites of four new planned "eco-towns". But local opposition to the projects remains high.
The Christian Science Monitor
Blog post
March 2, 2007, 12pm PST

What is this thing we do called planning? Are we really planning or just reacting? And visioning? What’s that all about? These the questions that came to mind as I was reading yesterday’s - Ineffective Local Planning Efforts Push County To Seek Greater Control. And, also, how many articles like this are published on a daily basis?? If you were to add them all up from across the country, I’m sure the number wouldn’t be insignificant.

David Renkert