The Business Case: Smart Growth for Developers and Production Builders

Washington, DC (February 8, 2008)- While proponents of smart growth are familiar with the environmental, health, and other benefits of this development strategy, there are also business reasons for developers and builders to consider investing in smart growth projects. After all, smart growth in its built form is real estate and development.

Come hear a market-oriented approach that explains the smart growth opportunity based on demographic changes and consumer preferences, supply and demand factors, housing premiums, infrastructure and construction efficiencies, existing market leaders, and other competitive strategies. If you are considering developing a smart growth project or you are interested in such a project coming to your community, hear why this type of development can be an advantageous business model – while also achieving the broader goals and outcomes of smart growth.
Lee Sobel, Real Estate Development and Finance Analyst, U.S. EPA
Matthew Dalbey, Ph.D., AICP, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA
Jonathan Ford, PE, Principal, Morris Beacon Design
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
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7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities