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US EPA: Smart Location Mapping

The EPA’s Smart Location Mapping is a valuable resource for assessing the linkage between land use/urban form and its effects on transportation.

California Enacts Smart Growth Bill

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law SB 375, declaring it an “historic state-local partnership” to fight suburban sprawl.

NY Governor Creates Smart Growth Cabinet

Governor Eliot Spitzer has created a New York Smart Growth Cabinet to determine how best to discourage sprawl and promote smart land use practices.

Vision Long Island Launches Smart Growth Agenda

Vison LI

Vision Long Island has unveiled a 10-point “Smart Growth Agenda” that discusses housing affordability, sustainable development, and mixed-use.

Somerville Plans for the Future

Redevelopment Plan Process

Somerville is currently revising its Landfill Redevelopment Plan to incorporate the adopted consensus vision plan.

Getting to Smart Growth II: 100 More Policies for Implementation (2003)

Getting to Smart Growth II

This manual for Smart Growth implementation offers 10 policy recommendations for each of 10 Smart Growth goals.

Parking Spaces/Community Places: Finding the Balance Through Smart Growth Solutions (2006)

Parking Spaces/Community Places

This report provides a summary of the costs of parking, the dubious criteria parking requirements are based on and offers alternative strategies.

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