Smart Growth Brain Trust

A new law in New York State requires state agencies to form smart growth advisory panels to determine whether proposed infrastructure projects meet smart-growth principles.

Jeremy Moule writes that the panels will:

"...examine whether a project improves existing infrastructure instead of building new infrastructure or encourages the reuse of already developed property. While the law applies to state agencies and state projects, it'll also affect grant funding for local projects like sewer and road work."

Moule interviews a smart growth advocate who believes that enforcing smart growth principles should also save the state money that would otherwise be wasted supporting infrastructure for sprawl.

Full Story: Smart growth saves two kinds of green

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