Closely related to the principle of smart growth, infill
development involves building and developing in vacant areas
in city centers or urban settings. This promotes the betterment of these
city centers and leaves rural areas and open spaces undeveloped. Advocates
state that infill development can reduce traffic congestion, save open
space, and create more livable communities.
for Successful Infill Development --Sponsored by The Congress
for New Urbanism and Northeast Midwest Institute. This document (PDF)
contains case studies, definitions, ideal methods of implementation,
and specific design strategies.
scoop on infill development. The article describes
the challenges, struggles, and benefits of choosing infill development
with reference to Seattle, Washington. by Karen Anderson-Bittenbender
(Intracorp Real Estate)
development --a PDF report by the Greenbelt Alliance
that has a Q/A and glossary about infill development.
Traverse City, Michigan and the Rivers Edge Project
Washington State-- This article focuses on the Seattle
infill development programs and states that smart infill is cost efficient,
promotes community revitalization, and increases housing opportunities.
Also, this article discusses important obstacles that infill development
programs may face.