Why Measure Smart Growth?

If smart growth can be measured, cities and regions can be evaluated against specific performance standards, and our communities can grow smarter. But can it be done?

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September 19, 2000, 7:30 AM PDT

By Ali Valenzuela


"Smart Growth means many things to many people.While it's fine that this issue is viewed differently by those on various sides of the debate, there is a need forgeneral agreement on what Smart Growth is, if onlybecause once it is defined, it can be measured. And if it can be measured, then cities and regions can be evaluated as to their progress in creating, implementing, and adapting Smart Growth initiatives."

Thanks to Ali Valenzuela

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