What is smart growth?

Smart growth is an approach to development that encourages a mix of building types and uses, diverse housing and transportation options, development within existing neighborhoods, and community engagement. This is Smart Growth, published by the International City/County Management Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2006, is the definitive guide to this multifaceted approach to urban development.


Click here to discover the 10 principles that are considered the foundation of a smart growth approach.


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