The urban planning and real estate development are two areas that can grow with adequate support. Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC), a NGO engaged in the green development, has released a report covering the opportunities available in the real estate development and the urban planning sector.
The report titled “Beyond Green Building: How to Get Deals done in the New Era of Sustainable Community Planning and Development” was made ready by Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC), a non-profit institution. Currently PSC is engaged in promoting community related developments such as land reforms, earmarking highly populated areas, land development and all the steps to support inexpensive housing.
Further, the report delves in detail about the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and effectives ways it can be implemented in building construction activities of a community. Some of the topics suggested for the development include:
- Easy interpretation of the existing and ever growing list of standards required for green certification for a building
- The energy saving installations and availability of finance
- Convincing the communities that resist inexpensive housing
- Financial support for mixed use of land
- Government initiatives that encourage support for development
- A review on real estate developers and their anxiety on land use
Currently PSC assists the land developers and builders who are working in the metros to introduce liberal strategies to increase their involvement in providing affordable housing and mixed-use initiatives.
The PSC initiative is established and managed by Andre Shashaty, the founding editor and publisher of Affordable Housing finance magazine. A number individuals and organizations such as Enterprise Community Partners support the cause for development.