Responding to Sprawl: The Loudoun County Experience
Loudoun County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the US in recent years.
The County's 1991 General Plan was written for a largely undeveloped county. However,
the County has grown so fast that its need for new services and infrastructure has been
considerably greater than originally anticipated. Loudoun County is now using a variety of
policy and planning tools to direct growth to areas with existing roads, sewer, etc., and to
enhance quality of life. Many smart growth principles were considered during the development
of the County's Revised Comprehensive Plan which will guide development in the county for the
next 20 years.
Julie Pastor is the Planning Director for Loudoun County. She will discuss Loudoun County's revised
comprehensive plan. Specifically, she will elaborate on how Smart Growth principles factored into:
1) the motivation for Loudoun County to revise its Comprehensive Plan, 2) the process that the County
used to develop the revisions, and 3) the recommendations that were generated.
The lecture will occur at the National Building Museum. It is free; registration is not required.
Related Link: Smart Growth Speaker Series
For more information contact:
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (1808)