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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Growing with Less Greenhouse Gases: State Growth Management Policies that Reduce GHG Emissions.
CORP Author National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
Publisher 2002
Year Published 2002
Stock Number PB2003-102669
Additional Subjects Greenhouse gases ; Emissions ; Transportation ; States ; Policies ; Air pollution control ; Conservation ; Green spaces ; Community design ; United States ; Communities ; Traffic congestion ; Growth management
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2003-102669 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/23/2003
Collation 36p
Communities are grappling with the good and bad of growth. Growth is the engine of prosperity, but maintaining a good quality of life in a growing community can be challenging. Growth increasingly produces traffic congestion, greater demand on resources, loss of green space, and other undesirable consequences. By properly managing growth, communities can reduce the negative effects of expansion while still reaping its benefits. Although not always identified as a benefit, common-sense growth policies can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In fact, a well-designed community can reduce emissions without having to implement expensive regulations or programs. This added benefit of growth management makes 'smart growth' an even more attractive policy alternative. Three growth strategies are helping to curb GHG emissions: expanding transportation choices, conserving green spaces, and designing communities that place less demand on energy production and infrastructure.