Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Smart Growth principles

  1. Mix land use;

  2. Take advantage of compact building design;

  3. Create a range of housing opportunities and choices;

  4. Create walkable neighborhoods;

  5. Foster distinctive, attractive neighborhoods with a sense of place;

  6. Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical resources;

  7. Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities;

  8. Provide a variety of transportation choices;

  9. Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective; and

  10. Encourage community collaboration in development decisions.
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