Many outlying rings of urban areas–where most development activity will continue to occur–are headed down a land-consumptive, sprawling course that must be changed to preserve the economic, social and environmental well-being of these communities, according to industry experts assembled by the Urban Land Institute. ULI recently held a series of events, including a forum for public officials and a separate workshop, both in Washington, D.C., and a conference in La Jolla, Calif., to examine development in the greenfields and solutions for better growth in the suburbs. The topic of suburban smart growth, a priority for ULI Chairman Harry H. Frampton III, is part of the Institute's ongoing search for more efficient land development patterns throughout urban regions. While seve...
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