The Smart Growth Network’s online database of relevant news, events, resources and funding information relating to sensible and livable development in small towns, urban centers, suburbs, and wilderness areas.
The Smart Growth Network is an information network coordinated by US EPA to assist private sector, public sector, and NGO partners in creating smart growth in neighborhoods, communities, and regions throughout the country. Smart Growth itself addresses issues such as design, economics, the environment, housing, and transportation with an eye for supporting community within city centers and older suburbs and combating sprawl. The Network facilitates information sharing on financing for infill and brownfields redevelopment, tools for evaluating development options, and pilot money-saving investments which reap economic and environmental benefits.
Smart Growth Online is the Smart Growth Network’s web-based database of Smart Growth-related news, events, information and resources. Developed and funded through a cooperative agreement between the US EPA and the National Center for Appropriate Technology, this resource is designed to advance public understanding of smart growth and how growth can improve community livability. It facilitates information sharing on such specifics as financing for infill and brownfields redevelopment, tools for evaluating development options, and pilot money-saving investments which reap economic and environmental benefits.
Unique offerings include opportunities to search for news and funding by state as well as by issue, view events relating to smart growth in a calendar format, and access an audio and visual documentation of speeches and presentations made at smart growth events.