Welcome to the Smart Growth Clearinghouse

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The Smart Growth Information Clearinghouse is your one stop on the web for the best information on effective growth, development and preservation practices.          By providing timely information on relevant news, events, funding opportunities, awards and resources, the clearinghouse helps communities pursue development choices that deliver environmental, economic, public health and quality of life benefits. The goal of the clearinghouse is to support local decision-making that fosters healthy, resilient and economically vibrant communities. The clearinghouse is also

What is Smart Growth?

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Smart growth is development that supports economic growth, strong communities and environmental health.                                                      “Smart growth” covers a range of development and conservation strategies that help protect our health and natural environment and make our communities more attractive, economically stronger, and more socially diverse. Development decisions affect many of the things that touch people’s everyday

What is the Smart Growth Network?

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The Smart Growth Network works to encourage development that boost the economy, enhances community vitality and protects the environment through its network of partners.   &nbsp The Smart Growth Network is a partnership of government, business, and civic organizations that support smart growth. EPA is one of the founding partners of the network. Since its creation in late 1996, the network has become a clearinghouse for information about smart growth strategies. The Smart Growth Network website, Smart Growth Online, features

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Stay connected to the only national source of smart growth news, events, funding, awards, and resources.                        We also want to hear from you! Send us suggestions for items to include on the website, give us feedback, and send us your best smart growth pictures via Instagram.