Master Planned Communities

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Houston's Farm-Centric Community Harvest Green Adds Homesites

Residents enjoy access to two on-site farms — both yielding produce — as well as a... More

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Cross Creek Ranch Sprouts a Sustainable Tree Farm

The saplings will be transplanted across the 3,200-acre Cross Creek Ranch... More

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Development of the Nation's First Solar-Powered Community Underway

Babcock Ranch, the first solar-powered town and the largest development in the... More

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Urban Land Institute Looks Toward 2020 and Beyond

Demographics, lifestyles, business model changes, and environmental challenges all factors in creating the master-planned communities of the future. More

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Garbett Homes Weathers Recession Catering to First-Time Buyers

Production builder finds young customers prefer green features, but won’t pay extra for them. More

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Green Building Conference Kicks Off With Home Tour

Salt Lake City sustainable building showcase includes an ultra-efficient, market-rate solar home, a custom vacation house, and a historical renovation. More

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Innovations in Home Building Rethink Status Quo

New residential design concepts challenge old rules relating to suburban zoning, construction methods, and neighborhood planning. More

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Scaling Up

Two industry leaders examine the barriers to district-wide sustainability and how eco-districts are creating developments where the grass--and homes, buildings, and infrastructure--are greener. More

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the villas at golden eagle village, superstition mountain, ariz.

This project's unusually strong relationship to its desert site in a master planned community near Scottsdale, Ariz., earned it winning marks. "It's contextual with its surroundings and sits gently on the landscape," said one judge. More

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