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Sustainable Reuse

Infill Development and Sustainable Reuse

Applicable Community Size

As local governments grapple with the issue and consequences of sprawl, infill development and sustainable reuse have arisen as a sustainable smart growth solution.  Infill development encompasses sustainable reuse that recycles existing land sources, minimizes impacts to habitat, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and preserves open space.  But infill development is not only a sustainable solution, it is also a cost effective method that also promotes job creation, boosts the local economy, creates affordable housing opportunities, and encourages complete neighborhoods.&nb