Smart Growth Demystified

How can smart growth principles be tailored for California?

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October 19, 2000, 9:00 AM PDT

By Ali Valenzuela

When many hear the term "Smart Growth," they think of urban infill, adaptive reuse and New Urbanism. And while these may all be part of a greater definition of the Smart Growth movement, in California planners and developers are working with a much more specialized group of inputs. The Planning Report spoke with attendees of a recent Urban Land Institute seminar on Smart Growth in California to see how these principles can be tailored for the State and make a real impact on new development. Sherm Harmer, Dan Silver, Richard Lawrence and Dan Garcia lend TPR their thoughts on the growing controversy surrounding: "What is Smart Growth?"

Thanks to Ali Valenzuela

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