Tag: smart growth
When Affordable Housing Meets Free-Market Fantasy
Because affordable housing doesn’t yield acceptable profits to real estate investors, the only way a substantial amount of it is going to get built is if it’s publicly funded.
Smart at the Roots
Smart growth principles can’t be imposed from the outside.
It Takes a Village to Age In Place
A major challenge that has come with sprawl over the last half-century has been that growing up, maturing, and growing older has required, more...
Neighborhood Schools that Work for Kids, Communities, and the Environment
Here are 11 key principles for measuring how well schools and school policies fit in with their communities.
Neighborhood Schools that Work for Kids, Communities, & the Environment
Smart Growth Schools expert Nathan Norris lists 11 key principles for measuring how well schools and school policies fit in with their communities. I...
President-Elect Obama on Smart Growth, Transportation, Cities, and Regions
Here’s a little about what this week’s historic election may mean for smart growth, sustainable development, and metropolitan America, based on Barack Obama’s statements...
Needed: National Leadership for Sustainable Development
Imagine a country of walkable neighborhoods, transportation choices, healthy homes, less time in traffic, and more disposable income, complemented by a beautiful landscape of conservation lands and working forests and farms. That is still within our reach with vision and leadership.
Awarded for Smart Growth
It’s an old joke, but in the development sense, the term “smart growth” is an oxymoron in many cases. There’s a reason we celebrate...
Common Ground: Smart Growth and Affordable Housing
Smart growth and affordable housing advocates can work together.