Resources

Policies that Work: A Governors’ Guide to Growth and Development
2006
This extensive web resource is intended to help governors find tried-and-trusted policies to produce more cost-efficient and environmentally sustainable growth patterns. A product of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, this guide lays out a systematic approach to smart growth policymaking at the state level. It is designed to provide governors and their staff and cabinet secretaries with hundreds of ideas about policies, administrative actions, and spending decisions that have actually produced smarter growth in other states – ideas and outcomes that they may be able to replicate in their own states.Click here for the online version of “Policies that Work: A Governors’ Guide to Growth and Development”
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Smart Growth is Smart Business
2004
The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP) and the Smart Growth Leadership Institute partnered to produce this report, Smart Growth is Smart Business. The report profiles 17 businesses and business groups that are putting smart growth into action in communities across the nation. It outlines the reasons why these business leaders are supporting smart growth policies and projects, and it puts forth five key smart growth business approaches.Click here to download “Smart Growth is Smart Business” (PDF)