Smart Growth Principle Examples

Mix Land Uses


Take Advantage of Compact Building Design

Create a Range of Housing Opportunities and Choices

Create Walkable Neighborhoods


Foster Distinctive, Attractive Communities with a Strong Sense of Place

Preserve Open Space, Farmland, Natural Beauty and Critical Environmental Areas

Strengthen and Direct Development Towards Existing Communities


Provide a Variety of Transportation Choices

Make Development Decisions Predictable, Fair and Cost Effective


Encourage Community and Stakeholder Collaboration in Development Decisions