Where can I find information about cluster development and other development methods?
Cluster development can help preserve open space within a development by using smaller lot sizes to cluster the homes into one part of a development. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has a variety of information on alternative development methods for home builders and developers at www.nahb.org/page.aspx/category/sectionID=219. Also, the publication, The Practice of Low Impact Development, covers numerous alternatives to development, which balance environmental and economic issues. The publication is available free of charge at www.huduser.org/publications/PDF/practlowimpctdevel.pdf.