Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Smart Growth

Smart growth development is based on 10 key principles and benefits the economy, the community, the environment, and public health. This guide, part of EPA's Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series, provides information on how local governments have planned, designed, and implemented approaches that encourage smart growth in their communities. It is designed to be used by city planners, local energy managers and sustainability directors, local elected officials, regional planning agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and citizen groups.

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