- To what extent have CD projects lived up to their goals of protecting and enhancing biodiversity, ecosystem services, and other natural resources?
- How do factors such as project scale, landscape context, site design, financing, land stewardship, and institutional context contribute to conservation outcomes?
- What factors drive the individual‐ and policy‐level decisions to implement CD, and what are the financial risks and returns associated with CD projects?
- How can existing research on the social, economic, and ecological effects of land development be synthesized and applied to establish rigorous yet context‐sensitive guidelines for CD practice?
- Literature Review to synthesize the state of our knowledge regarding the ecological, economic, and social dimensions of residential land development.
- Land Use Analysis to map the composition of land use and land cover within CD projects and compare them to nearby conventional subdivisions.
- Financial Analysis to examine the sales price and appreciation of homes in CD subdivisions and compare them to homes in conventional subdivisions.
- Needs Assessment which draws on interviews and survey data to develop a collaborative learning network for practitioners engaged in CD.