Source:Smart Growth Online
Principles of Smart Growth
Providing quality housing for people of all income levels is an integral component in any smart growth strategy.
Walkable communities are desirable places to live, work, learn, worship and play, and therefore a key component of smart growth.
Growth can create great places to live, work and play -- if it responds to a community’s own sense of how and where it wants to grow.
Smart growth encourages communities to craft a vision and set standards for development and construction which respond to community values of architectural beauty and distinctiveness, as well as expanded choices in housing and transportation.
For a community to be successful in implementing smart growth, it must be embraced by the private sector.
Smart growth supports the integration of mixed land uses into communities as a critical component of achieving better places to live.
Open space preservation supports smart growth goals by bolstering local economies, preserving critical environmental areas, improving our communities quality of life, and guiding new growth into existing communities.
Providing people with more choices in housing, shopping, communities, and transportation is a key aim of smart growth.
Smart growth directs development towards existing communities already served by infrastructure, seeking to utilize the resources that existing neighborhoods offer, and conserve open space and irreplaceable natural resources on the urban fringe.
Smart growth provides a means for communities to incorporate more compact building design as an alternative to conventional, land consumptive development.
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