Best Development Practices: A Primer for Smart Growth

In Best Development Practices: A Primer, good community development, as distinct from sprawl, is defined in operational terms. Public purposes loom large,though not at the expense of market considerations. Recommendations go to the enlightened edge of current development practice, but not so far beyond as to lose our target audience, the development community. The public purposes pursued though these best practices—among them, affordable housing, energy efficiency, preservation of natural areas, and sense of community—make good business sense.

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Author: 
Reid Ewing
Publisher: 
Washington, DC: Smart Growth Network and International City/County Management Association
Page Numbers: 
36
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1998
Literature Category: 
Reports and Studies