I'm a city councillor and when I approach certains ideas such as stopping peripheral growth in order to concentrate on development in areas that are already built, I often receive the answer that this will cause unwanted inflation of the cost of remaining land that's not yet built. In return, this is seen as rising the cost of life in a municipality whose average household income is below the province's average.

What would be some key elements to bring forward to answer this preoccupation about inflation?