Community and interconnectivity are important human needs that are best supported by compact development. The intention of compact development strategies is to bring people and resources closer together to reduce the need for travel and fuel usage, making urban processes more efficient.
Sustainability refers to practices and concepts that support the environment, health, and the economy. For accredited investors this means improved property values, tenant demand, lower expenses, and improved tenant satisfaction. This is a popular topic with the growing awareness and demand for green building products and technologies.