Smart Growth and Transportation in Small Communities

 This paper discusses how to balance multi-modal transportation with land use decisions that favour citizens of all age groups, income levels and races.

The author proposes that smart growth forces local governments to take control of their own future rather than taking a passive stance on growth and encouraging small communities to perform detailed analysis and plan for their future development. 
 
Using examples how Smart Growth may increase restrictions on large-lot, urban fringe development but reduce restrictions on building type (multi-family development, secondary suites and home offices) and land use mix (commercial activities within residential neighborhoods). It studies how smart growth management expands the range of responses to parking conflicts, so communities are no longer forced to accept reduced financial freedom for the sake of improving motorists’ freedom to enjoy convenient parking
 
There is a table copmaring Smart Growth vs. Sprawl on pages 4 & 5.

 

Author: Joseph Blakeman
Publbisher: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dec, 2003
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