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Smart Growth Information


Growing by Choice or Chance - State Strategies for Quality Growth in South Carolina

Report sponsored by the Urban Land Institute and the South Carolina Real Estate Center

Overview of Smart Growth Initiative in South Carolina

ULI Smart Growth

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Smart Growth is an evolving approach to development, whose goal is to balance economic progress with environmental protection and quality of life. 


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a federation of more than 800 state and local builders associations throughout the United States. The mission of this Washington, D.C.-based trade association is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry, and to promote policies that will keep housing a national priority.  Visit online.

Governor's Office of Smart Growth, Maryland

Local governments and land trusts are teaming up to use the Rural Legacy and GreenPrint Programs to preserve thousands of acres of Maryland's farm lands and natural resource areas before they are lost forever to unplanned development.

National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education

The Center's goal is to provide up-to-date research on smart growth currently being developed through the University of Maryland. The Center offers opportunities for both education and training, as well as a review of current research and publications being developed by the faculty and staff. Tools and services provided by the center are designed to guide developers and policy makers toward "smarter" land use decisions.  Visit online.