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Smart Growth

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Smart Growth

In communities across the nation, there is a growing concern that traditional development patterns are no longer in the long-term interest of our cities, suburbs, small towns, rural communities, or wilderness areas. Though supportive of growth, many communities are questioning the economic costs of abandoning infrastructure in the city, only to rebuild it further out.

Smart growth provides an alternative to conventional growth and sprawl. It invests time, attention, and resources in restoring community and vitality to center cities and older suburbs. New smart growth is more town-centered. It is transit and pedestrian oriented, and has a greater mix of housing, commercial and retail uses. It also preserves open space and many other environmental amenities.

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Chris Fabian

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The call for session ideas for the Brownfields 2015 conference in Chicago is now open at Submit your session proposals by November 3, 2014.

Laura Hagg
Laura Hagg said

Want to learn more about how cities are learning to address critical urban issues? Join us online or in person (777 N. Capitol Street NE, 1st Floor Training room) and hear from Dr. Sean O'Donoghue (Manager of the Climate Change Adaptation Branch in eThekwini Municipality - Durban, SA), Tim Campbell (author of Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn, and Innovate), and Jeffrey Szuchman (AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at #USAID) on June 19 at 1:30 PM EST for a one hour presentation. Email me for more information at or click on the link below

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Fritz Kreiss

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I would certainly be able to provide more information to any interested parties.

Look forward to hearing from you,

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