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Main Title This Is Smart Growth.
CORP Author International City/County Management Association, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 2007
Year Published 2007
Stock Number PB2007-108914
Additional Subjects Communities ; Development decisions ; Growth ; Infrastructure ; Smart growth strategies ; Planning ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-108914 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 32p
Health, schools, taxes, traffic, the environment, economic growth, fairness, opportunity many of the things we care aboutare all affected by development decisions. From the length of our daily commute to the price of a new home to the safety of our neighborhoods what, where, and how we build have major impacts on our personal lives, our communities, and our nation. Growth presents a tremendous opportunity for progress. Communities around the country are looking for ways to get the most out of new development and to maximize their investments. Frustrated by development that requires residents to drive long distances between jobs and homes, many communities are challenging rules that make it impossible to put workplaces, homes, and services closer together. Many communities are questioning the fiscal wisdom of neglecting existing infrastructure while expanding new sewers, roads, and services into the fringe. And in many communities where development has improved daily life, the economy, and the environment, smart growth principles have been key to that success. When communities choose smart growth strategies, they can create new neighborhoods and maintain existing ones that are attractive, convenient, safe, and healthy. They can foster design that encourages social, civic, and physical activity. They can protect the environment while stimulating economic growth. Most of all, they can create more choices for residents, workers, visitors, children, families, single people, and older adultschoices in where to live, how to get around, and how to interact with the people around them. When communities do this kind of planning, they preserve the best of their past while creating a bright future for generations to come.