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New Resource--This Is Smart Growth

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the
Smart Growth Network are releasing "This Is Smart Growth." This new
publication illustrates how communities can turn their visions, values,
and aspirations into reality, using smart growth techniques to improve
the quality of development. It describes how, when done well,
development can help create more economic opportunities, build great
places where people want to live and visit, preserve the qualities
people love about their communities, and protect environmental
resources. Many people want to know what smart growth looks like; "This
Is Smart Growth" illustrates and explains smart growth concepts and

Thirty-two national organizations--representing housing, environmental,
community design and development, public health,  transportation,
local government, and other interests--have approved "This Is Smart

The report is available at

[Source: CenterLines,]