Tag Archives: Smart Growth

The DC Area Is Improving Its Walkability Faster Than Boston, Seattle, or New York

Christopher Leinberger is a professor of real-estate and urban analysis at George Washington University and also a developer. At heart, he’s a New Urbanist—a believer in “smart growth” as the cure for America’s sprawl. We talked to him about what makes Washington a good model for where cities are going. Read more... Read more

Suburban Sprawl is Out. Smart Growth, Redevelopment, Transit Stations are In

The Census Bureau recently released new municipal population estimates, and the data confirm that a transformation is indeed happening in New Jersey. A number of our urban and built-out municipalities have experienced growth since the recession. Built-out places – which also tend to be the more compact, walkable, and transit-accessible places – have reversed decades of stagnation and sometimes outright population loss, and are now the primary drivers of growth in the post-recession era. Read more... Read more

Guide for Integrating Goods and Services Movement by Commercial Vehicles in Smart Growth Environments

This report from the Transportation Research board describes policy, planning, design, and operations practices considering the coexistence of moving goods and services in smart growth environments. This report will help readers understand common issues and conflicts pertaining to smart growth, how those issues and conflicts manifest themselves in different environments, and the types of strategies and actions stakeholders can take to better integrate goods and services movement by commercial vehicles in smart growth environments. The report also presents the results... Read more

Fostering Smart Growth in Rural Communities

The vitality of rural communities has become a focus of national debate as policymakers and stakeholders pursue strategies to create more jobs in rural areas. The success of these efforts will depend upon political will, capacity building and workforce development. In this Smart Growth Network webinar, Kendra Briechle of the Conservation Fund looks at how rural communities are carrying out smart growth principles by investing in their downtowns, expanding transportation choices, creating economic opportunities and protecting the cultural and natural... Read more

Fostering Smart Growth in Rural Communities

The vitality of rural communities has become a focus of national debate as policymakers and stakeholders pursue strategies to create more jobs in rural areas. The success of these efforts will depend upon political will, capacity building and workforce development. In this Smart Growth Network webinar, Kendra Briechle of the Conservation Fund will explore how rural communities are fostering smart growth by investing in their downtowns, expanding transportation choices, creating economic opportunities and protecting the cultural and natural resources of... Read more
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