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Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities, 2nd Edition

Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities, 2nd Edition

The second edition of this popular book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. Included is thorough coverage of sustainability issues in urban design.

Learn More:
www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118453638.html

 

Smart Growth and Economic Success: Strategies for Local Governments

Smart Growth and Economic Success: Strategies for Local Governments

This report from EPA's Smart Growth Program reviews the connection between smart growth approaches and the fiscal strength of local governments, and helps them make decisions about where and how to grow. Topics include compact development in established town and city centers; transit that connects homes and jobs; and neighborhoods and streets that make walking and biking safe, convenient, and enjoyable.

Learn More:
www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/economic_success.htm

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Quotes

"It's about the quality of the downtown, the richness of the place... If you only have one criteria to measure success from, and that's traffic, then we're missing the boat. Downtown is not just streets. It's a place."

Craig Gossman, President,
Gossman Group
Cincinnati, Ohio
http://bit.ly/1hZv1dc

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EPA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Smart Growth Information Clearinghouse

EPA Request for Proposals

EPA intends to fund further development and ongoing maintenance of a web-based national information clearinghouse focused on smart growth.

Proposals are due May 12, 2014.

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SGN Image Libraries

This compilation contains links to more than two dozen online collections with thousands of images that illustrate smart growth principles.

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Smart Growth Network

Find out who participates in the Smart Growth Network (SGN) and how they can help your community.


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Speaker SeriesNational Building Museum Logo

The Washington, D.C.-based Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis at the National Building Museum. Speakers describe, explore, identify and foster dialog on positive change in growth and development patterns.


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The National Conversation on the Future of Our Communities: COMPENDIUM

Compendium

Browse the 20 papers submitted by our readers that address the future of our communities, and the issues we have to tackle to make our communities better.