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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Why Smart Growth: A Primer.
Author Anderson, G. ;
CORP Author International City/County Management Association, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1998
Year Published 1998
Stock Number PB2007-108906
Additional Subjects Communities ; Development patterns ; Sprawl ; Economic costs ; Social costs ; Cities ; Suburbs ; Smart growth movement ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2007-108906 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/08/2007
Collation 44p
In communities across the nation, there is a growing concern that current development patterns dominated by what some call sprawl are no longer in the long-term interest of our cities, existing suburbs, small towns, rural communities, or wilderness areas. Though supportive of growth, communities are questioning the economic costs of abandoning infrastructure in the city, only to rebuild it further out. They are questioning the social costs of the mismatch between new employment locations in the suburbs and the available work-force in the city. They are questioning the wisdom of abandoning brownfields in older communities, eating up the open space and prime agricultural lands at the suburban fringe, and polluting the air of an entire region by driving farther to get places. Spurring the smart growth movement are demographic shifts, a strong environmental ethic, increased fiscal concerns, and more nuanced views of growth. The result is both a new demand and a new opportunity for smart growth.