This is Smart Growth
|Title||This is Smart Growth|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Emerine D, Susman M, Shenot C, Bailey MK, Sobel L|
|Publisher||International City/County Management Association|
Health, schools, taxes, traffic, the environment, economic growth, fairness, opportunity—many of the things we care about—are 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