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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Best Practices in Natural Hazards Planning and Mitigation
Abstract: Addresses challenges facing local elected officials and staff in Colorado to reconcile new growth and development in areas that are subject to a variety of natural hazard threats.
Source: Smart Growth Colorado
Bicycle and pedestrian friendly land use codes
Abstract: This site gives examples for livability and sustainability, and how to use bicycle and pedestrian friendly codes to help get there.
Conservation Law Foundation Case Studies
Abstract: A resource for people working to create more livable communities through sustainable measures.
Source: Conservation Law Foundation
Desired Development Zone Incentives in Austin, Texas
Abstract: Smart Growth in Austin includes many different programs and policies. This report explains how one of the most effective programs to date is the Smart Growth Incentives. These incentives are designed to promote the three major goals of the Smart Growth Initiative.
Source: City of Austin, Texas
Development at the Urban Fringe and Beyond: Impacts on Agricultural and Rural Land
Abstract: Federal information on building capacity to plan and control growth, providing financial incentives for channeling growth in desirable directions, or coordinating local, regional, and State efforts.
Source: USDA: Economic Research Service
Getting to Smart Growth: 100 Policies for Implementation [PDF]
Abstract: To address the gap between recognizing the benefits of Smart Growth and developing and implementing policies to achieve it.
Source: Smart Growth Network
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
Abstract: ICLEI was founded in 1990 by local governments at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). ICLEI is a democratically governed membership association of cities, towns, counties, metropolitan governments, and local government associations. Its headquarter is located in Toronto, Canada
Source: ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability
New Community Design to the Rescue
Abstract: A four part report explaining how states and communities can encourage New Community Design, i.e. mixed-use, mixed-income, walkable development by eliminating institutional barriers in the marketplace.
Source: National Governor's Association
Protecting Water Resources [PDF]
Abstract: Smart growth and "mixed-use" strategies relating to protecting water resources for local governments.
Source: National Association of Counties (NACo)
Quality Growth Toolkit
Abstract: This toolkit provides advice to local governments on tools that may be used to put quality growth principles into practice at the local level. Search the toolkit by community issue or by keyword see the index for a listing of each tool.
Source: Georgia Quality Growth Partnership
Revitalizing Older Cities
Abstract: A listing of reports dealing with revitalizing older cities
Source: Northeast Midwest Institute
Sample Codes and Ordinances
Abstract: Model codes and ordinances other communities have used to implement sustainable development.
Source: Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development
Smart Growth Policy Database
Abstract: This database highlights numerous policies and programs that states and localities nationwide have implemented to further smart growth. The policies in this database represent a variety of approaches ranging from formal legislative or regulatory efforts to informal approaches, plans, and programs.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Abstract: Dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. Provides a variety of free resources to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis.
Source: Victoria Transport Policy Institute
We Believe statement
Abstract: 16 points the Council members share that underlie all of their agreements in creating their Sustainable Development report to the President.
Source: President's Council on Sustainable Development
Western Governors' Association Initiatives and Workgroups
Abstract: A set of principles for protecting air, land and water. The Governors believe adoption and use of the principles by state and federal agencies, local governments, businesses, and individuals can help the West successfully deal with increasingly complex environmental problems.
Source: Western Governor's Association
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