Audit Summary

The Smart Growth Audit Summary will help you summarize the findings from the Smart Growth Policy Audit and the Smart Growth Code and Zoning Audit.

The Summary will help you to list the changes needed in policies and the changes needed in regulations (codes and zoning) to get your community to smarter growth.

The Summary will also help you compile the findings of the audits so you can:

  • Identify the documents (including sections) that contain the policies or codes that need to be improved or changed;
  • Identify the agency is responsible for implementing changes in the document; and,
  • Identify the decision-making body that is in charge of reviewing and approving the changes (like the county commission, or the planning review board or the city commission.)

Using the Audit Summary

You need to complete the Smart Growth Policy Audit and the Smart Growth Code and Zoning Audit before you use the Smart Growth Audit Summary.

The Audit Summary is organized into ten (10) sections representing the Ten (10) Principles of Smart Growth. Each section will declare the relevant principle and explain why that principle is important to your communities.

Based on your findings from the Policy Audit and the Code and Zoning Audit, list down which sections need to be improved or changed in your community’s policies, codes and zoning in order to implement your community’s vision for smarter growth.

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To download the Audit Summary (.doc), click here.