Smart Growth and Economic Success: Strategies for Local Governments

This paper reviews the latest evidence of the connection between smart growth approaches and the fiscal strength of local governments to help them make decisions about where and how to grow. Many local governments that have invested in their town centers and main streets to create compact, walkable, mixed-use communities have helped revitalize struggling areas and grow the local economy. Smart growth strategies like these can help local governments build on existing assets and maximize their return on investment while helping to protect the environment and human health. Sections in this document include: Local Government Costs and Revenues, Lowering Costs through Smart Growth Strategies, and Boosting Revenues through Smart Growth Strategies.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 28p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA 231-R-14-001
  • Contract Numbers: EP-W-11-009/010/11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 2014 10:25AM