Tag Archives: Smart Growth

Smart Growth in the Midwest: An Overview of Policies and Practice

Is “Smart Growth” a relevant term in the Midwest? How has the concept influenced planning and development in the America’s heartland, and how do current practices compare to notions of smart growth as established by the American Planning Association and the experience of planners in other parts of the country? This Smart Growth Network webinar explores these questions through the lens of consultant planners working in rural and urban communities across Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Watch on YouTube... Read more

Smart Growth in the Midwest: An Overview of Policies and Practice

Is “Smart Growth” a relevant term in the Midwest? How has the concept influenced planning and development in the America’s heartland, and how do current practices compare to notions of smart growth as established by the American Planning Association and the experience of planners in other parts of the country? This webinar will explore these questions through the lens of consultant planners working in rural and urban communities across Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. In this Smart Growth Network webinar, Jason... Read more

Why Studio T Square Steers its Practice Toward Transit-Oriented Projects

Studio T Square works under the leadership of three veteran architects, including Chek Tang, the company’s founding principal. The architecture, urban design and planning firm works on residential and commercial projects, but they specialize in “smart growth” and sustainability in their designs. In this article, Tang discusses his support for more transit-oriented development and the challenges the Bay Area faces in getting these projects built. Read more... Read more

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
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