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Smart Growth: Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities

EPA and the International City/County Management Association (2010): Focuses on smart growth strategies to meet three main goals: support the rural landscape by keeping working lands viable and conserving natural lands; help existing places thrive by taking care of investments and assets; and create great new places by building lively and enduring neighborhoods where people want to live.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:economy, economic development, development & smart growth, collaboration & community engagement, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, Business & Economy, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:rural community, conservation, resilience, smarth growth, sustainable agriculture
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage

Smart Growth Self-Assessment for Rural Communities

This self-assessment helps communities identify gaps in their policies, plans, codes, and zoning regulations by asking a series of "Yes" or "No" questions. All communities begin by completing the self-assessment's Revitalize Village and Town Centers section, which gives a baseline indication of smart growth development policies within the jurisdiction. It goes beyond regulatory issues to help communities take stock of their local initiatives, strategies, and plans.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:app or online tool
Subtopic:surveys & analytic tools, assessment & evaluation, local government, development & smart growth, land use & zoning, planning, redevelopment & revitalization, Data Collection & Analysis, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:planning, assessment, assessment tool, smarth growth, master plan, redevelopment, local government, development
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage