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We've grouped selected quotes by Principles of Smart Growth

Principle #1: Mixed Land Uses
Smart growth supports the integration of mixed land uses into communities as a critical component of achieving better places to live. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #2: Take Advantage Of Compact Building Design
Smart growth provides a means for communities to incorporate more compact building design as an alternative to conventional, land consumptive development. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #3: Create a Range of Housing Opportunities and Choices
Providing quality housing for people of all income levels is an integral component in any smart growth strategy. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #4: Create Walkable Neighborhoods
Walkable communities are desirable places to live, work, learn, worship and play, and therefore a key component of smart growth. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #5: Foster Distinctive, Attractive Communities With A Strong Sense Of Place
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. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #6: Preserve Open Space, Farmland, Natural Beauty And Critical Environmental Areas
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. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #7: Strengthen And Direct Development Towards Existing Communities
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. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #8: Provide A Variety Of Transportation Choices
Providing people with more choices in housing, shopping, communities, and transportation is a key aim of smart growth. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #9: Make Development Decisions Predictable, Fair And Cost Effective
For a community to be successful in implementing smart growth, it must be embraced by the private sector. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.


Principle #10: Encourage Community and Stakeholder Collaboration
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. This selection of quotations is drawn from the Smart Growth weekly e-news summaries.

 

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