People need livable communities and a high quality of life. The
attractiveness of older small towns and a scattering of newer developments demonstrate the
appeal of certain characteristics. Lively downtown areas, streets designed for pedestrians
as much as autos, a scale and pattern of development that allows us meet everyday needs by
walking are all key factors in ensuring cities provide a high quality of life.
Is Smart Growth Social Engineering? Or is Sprawl?
Factsheet: Smart Growth and Affordable Housing: A Partnership for Success
Community Transformation: What does it look like?
Choosing Urban Life
Downtowns' Rare Moment of Opportunity
What is "Smart Growth"?
Building Livable Communities
Street Design Guidelines for Healthy Neighborhoods.
Canadian Guide to Neighborhood Traffic Calming
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