Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Smart Growth 101

Smart Growth 101

Smart-growth strategies allow communities to grow in a way that preserves open spaces, minimizes pollution and habitat loss, maximizes economic prosperity, and is equitable to all. To preserve the resources we value most and create vibrant communities, we must be aware of the relationship between development patterns and quality of life and recognize that no town can develop in a vacuum and that health, environmental, and quality-of-life issues do not stop at a town's borders.

  • Primer on Smart Growthphoto of compact neighborhood

    How do we define smart growth? How is it different from traditional development patterns? What does it look like?

  • Smart Growth in Your TownAchieving Genuine Prosperity

    A set of checklists and scorecards to see how smart the growth in your town is.

  • Smart Growth AwardsStockton, NJ

    Examples from around the state and around the country of all the ways in which smart growth is improving communities.

  • Sources of Smart-Growth DataNew Jersey State Plan map

    A list of data sources to help in smart-growth planning.

  • Smart Growth Video and AudioPete Kasabach on video

    Video and audio stories, interviews and reports on smart growth, land use and sustainable development issues and policy in New Jersey.


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