GreenerLandLaw is a far-sighted approach to real estate development in which efforts are made to protect the existing natural resources within a proposed development as well as minimize the impact on vital ecosystem services – which are any positive benefit that ecosystems, natural resources and wildlife provide communities.

GreenerLandLaw’s purpose is to be a conduit for the diverse universe of professional voices and perspectives to discuss how land and ecosystem conversation principles can be incorporated into land development practices.

The author’s long-term vision is that more residential communities will be developed in a manner that maximizes land conservation in a way that aligns the interests of real estate developers, public agencies, home owners and ecosystems at-large and results in shared economic and community benefits.  Thus the goal for this blog is to spur the reader to look at the world afresh, and, perhaps, even take action to address the problems they have just witnessed.

In furtherance of this vision, GreenerLandLaw seeks to engage in an lively examination of such topics as

  • What factors made conservation development projects successful?
  • What problems have arisen with conservation development projects and how were they solved?
  • What lessons have been learned that can improve conservation development practices going forward?
  • What was the conservation development process like, from conception, to financing, to design, to build-out to marketing to end-buyers?
  • Barriers encountered by developers that impede wider-spread adoption of GLL Practices?
  • How does the development team met the various challenges encountered throughout the process to meet both conservation as well as IRR priorities and objectives.

The author’s conservation ethic may drive his vision but certainly does not presuppose that the author’s views provide all the right answers to the complex legal, business and scientific issues involved.