It’s now everyone’s responsibility to take care of our environment. One such way is reducing our carbon emissions. Carbon emissions have a far-reaching impact on our environment by its drastic effects on climate change. Urban redevelopment and residential infill reduces the carbon impact of GreenHouse Gas (GHG) and helps to improve our environment. Read on the find out how urban redevelopment and residential infill contribute to a greener environment, at a lower cost.
Infill development is the redevelopment of older properties and urban redevelopment focuses on developing underutilized or unused lands & properties – both in urban areas. People are now realizing the spread-out pattern of suburban sprawl has become difficult to sustain, economically and environmentally. Lengthy commutes and expensive new utilities & city services are examples of the challenges facing expansion of suburban subdivisions – most of which can be solved with an increase to urban redevelopment and residential infills.
• Reduced Automobile Emissions
Infill development and urban redevelopment brings people closer to their places of work, with access to currently under utilized city infrastructure & services. Both of these reduce carbon impact and increases active healthy lifestyles by riding bikes and walking to their central urban place of work (not to mention the increased use in close-proximity public transit)
• Lower Energy Consumption
Building new infill homes focuses on reduced energy consumption and the use of improved building methods & material reduces energy consumption…significantly reduced compared to the current older houses and buildings.
• No Need for Higher Suburban Start-up Costs, Paid By Taxpayers
All of the new urban residential infills and many of the new urban redeveloped buildings bring increased revenues to the City, in the form of increased assessed value and property tax. These additional revenues are without the substantial costs seen in suburban development that require new utilities and city services…much of which are paid by all taxpayers.
Urban redevelopment and residential infill are good for both the environment and the local economy. Many of our urban areas are ready for redevelopment and new residential infills. Rarely is there such an opportunity where each of us can have such an immediate positive effect on our environment, at a lower cost!
Check out Urban Sky Developments for advice on your next urban redevelopment and residential infill project.