EPA Study Shows Increase in Urban Development
Both reports illustrate that smart growth is becoming increasingly popular, due in part to the support of programs like the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a collaborative effort of EPA, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to increase the availability of affordable, transit-oriented, high-density development (see EBN). Additionally, the 2010 report finds that the last five years have seen the most dramatic increase in urban redevelopment, despite economic trouble in the real estate market, and notes that new housing construction on undeveloped land is still common.
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Published May 1, 2010