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Topic - Smart Growth

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Smart growth refers to development practices that conserve open space, take advantage of existing urban infrastructure, and produce a more compact urban environment. These practices seek, in part, to combat sprawl, which refers to low-density, expansive development patterns characterized by discontinuous or non-compact development ("leapfrog"), automobile-dependent development, highly segregated land uses, and lack of concentration around a central core area or city.



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Integrating Social Equity and Growth Management: Linking Community Land Trusts and Smart Growth (100%)
Tasha Harmon
Institute for Community Economics
January 1, 2003
Integrating Social Equity and Smart Growth: An Overview of Tools (92%)
Tasha Harmon
Institute for Community Economics
January 1, 2004
Community Development Corporations and Smart Growth: Putting Policy into Practice (90%)
Sarah Karlinsky
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
October 1, 2000
The National Neighborhood Coalition's Neighborhoods, Regions, and Smart Growth Project: Connecting Neighborhood and Region for Smarter Growth (89%)
National Neighborhood Coalition
April 1, 2000
Charting Maine's Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Places (88%)
The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program
October 1, 2006

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