Ideas to Attract Private-Sector Investment in Suburban Improvement Projects in an Era of Reduced Public Support

U.S. EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities recently released a compendium of research papers for the National Conversation on the Future of Our Communities.  Dr. Cowan’s paper  From Sprawlvilles to Sustainable Suburbs: Ideas to Attract Private-Sector Investment in Suburban Improvement Projects in an Era of Reduced Public Support is included.                       The compendium... Read More

Cowan Paper Published in JOSRE

The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate has published Sustainability for Suburbs by Errol Cowan, PhD. He highlights the need to address unsustainable and declining suburbs. Dr. Cowan  suggests public and private programs to compensate for the diminishing ability of government funded redevelopment.                     Share this:TwitterFacebookEmail Read More

PLANNED DENSIFICATION – SELECTED BENEFITS

By Errol Cowan, PhD Planned densification (PD) was conceived of by Mark Smith in the 1990s and outlined in the June 2009 issue of Urban Land. The concept is simple and makes intuitive sense. As communities grow, their need and demand for accommodating density increases as does market support for it. Integrative long-term public and private planning for intensified future density and infrastructure is prescribed by Smith to capitalize upon this dynamic,... Read More