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Partnership for Smart Growth: University-Community Collaboration for Better Public Spaces

University-Community Collaboration for Better Public Spaces

Partnerships for Smart Growth: University-Community Collaboration for Better Public Spaces (2005) profiles 13 university-led collaborations on smart growth initiatives. The report was written by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy under a cooperative agreement with EPA.

Linking the worlds of community development, higher education administration, and urban design, this accessible guidebook offers useful information on how universities and communities can best develop partnership projects. Its focus on smart growth projects further enhances its value for those interested in how urban, suburban, and rural growth can be accommodated while preserving open spaces and quality of life.

The chapters include geographically diverse locations and urban, suburban, and rural projects. Each example includes a comprehensive discussion of how and why the project was initiated, who was involved, what techniques were employed, what the pitfalls were, and what the outcome was. The result is a book with wide appeal for university administrators, land use planners and administrators, scholars, and community development experts. 

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