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Public Participation - Resources: Citizen Guides

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Citizen Guides

Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life (SEQL) Program
Urban Planning Tools for Quality Growth


U.S. Centralina Council of Government Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life (SEQL) Program

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The Centralina Council of Government (made up of 15 counties within North and South Carolina) is promoting regional efforts to protect the quality of life in the bi-state metropolitan Charlotte region in North Carolina. The program is called Sustainable Environment for Quality of Life and there are online tools (under SEQL interactive) to help calculate and measure your environmental friendliness as well as twelve different action items to promote better air quality (under action items).

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U.S. State of Utah Urban Planning Tools for Quality Growth

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Envision Utah has developed a Toolbox called "Urban Planning Tools for Quality Growth."  Using examples of local and national development codes, design standards, and innovative planning strategies, the Toolbox is designed to assist communities as they plan for the future through various types and stages of development.  Topics include: protecting sensitive lands, meeting housing needs of residents, creating pedestrian-friendly residential and commercial development, re-using our underutilized lands, increasing public safety through street design, conserving water resources, using energy wisely and enhancing urban forests in our communities.

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