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Home > Regional Housing & Planning Programs > Planning, Economic and Demographic Analysis Programs > Smart Growth Begins at the Local Level

Smart Growth Begins at the Local Level

This multimedia video and Web site was developed to inform and educate elected officials, civic groups, the development community and citizens about the land use and transportation challenges currently facing the region. The accepted principles of “Smart Growth” are candidly introduced and discussed in the context of the varied and distinct communities across the region. The video highlights the responsibilities and successes of local government policies while acknowledging the common concerns which elected officials and citizens encounter (e.g., neighborhood opposition, traffic, loss of open space, increased density, etc.). The video and accompanying Web site contains numerous examples of local best management or best development practices that exemplify the ideas of ‘choices, connections and collaboration.’ In addition, the discussion will focus on developing partnerships that engage all stakeholders, aim to minimize conflicts and result in the highest quality growth.

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