Community Catalyst Report Number 6: Compact Development: Changing the Rules to Make It Happen

Compact Development Changing the Rules to Make It Happen

Report 6 Compact Development

Author:Prema Katari Gupta

Published: June 2006

In June of 2006, ULI–the Urban Land Institute and NMHC–the National Multi Housing Council held four forums on compact development and ways in which communities can update their development regulations to encourage compact development in appropriate locations. Billed as “Compact Development: Building a Better Toolkit” and held in four cities—Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, and Atlanta—these forums elicited an extraordinary response. Record numbers of invitees accepted the invitation and contributed many valuable thoughts and much information, which we have tried to capture in this report.

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