Nine Strategies for Applying Smart Growth Principles to Climate Change

A growing number of local governments are using smart growth approaches in their efforts to address climate change in their communities.

ARTICLE | Sep 3, 2010

A new report, Getting Smart about Climate Change, outlines nine strategies for successfully applying smart growth principles to climate concerns on the local and regional levels:

Create more sustainable and resilient communities.

Green the local economy.

Engage the community in the climate change planning process

Approach climate change planning on a regional evel

Address transportation through transit-oriented development and complete streets

Promote density through infill development and brownfield redevelopment

Adopt green building policies.

Preserve and create green space.

Plan for climate adaptation.


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