Please also see our Making Smart Growth Happen page, which includes links to our technical assistance programs, useful tools, partnerships, and funding sources to help communities implement smart growth principles and techniques.
- Disaster Resilience and Recovery – Discussion of smart growth approaches that can help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
- Smart Growth and Equitable Development – Discussion of smart growth, environmental justice, and equitable development.
- Location – Discussion of the connection between green building and location-efficient siting, or locating a building within or near an existing community.
- Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Communities – Discussion of smart growth strategies that can help rural communities achieve their goals for growth and development while maintaining their distinctive rural character.
- Smart Growth and Transportation – Discussion of the connections between smart growth, transportation, and air quality.
- Smart Growth and Sustainable Preservation of Existing and Historic Buildings – Discussion of how preservation and reuse of historic buildings supports sustainable communities, with links to resources
- Smart Growth and Affordable Housing – Discussion of affordable housing and smart growth, with links to resources.
- Brownfields – Discussion of brownfields clean-up and reuse in smart growth.
- Open Space – Discussion of land conservation and smart growth, with links to resources.
- Smart Growth and Climate Change – Discussion of how smart growth strategies can help mitigate and adapt to climate change, with links to resources.
- Smart Growth and Colleges and Universities – Discussion of how colleges and universities are involved in smart growth, with links to resources.
- Smart Growth and Schools – Summary of how school siting decisions affect community growth and development, with a list of resources.
- Smart Growth Streets and Emergency Response – Discussion of how street design that meets smart growth goals can also meet emergency response goals.
- New Partners for Smart Growth Conference – Annual conference that brings together a wide variety of disciplines interested in smart growth and development.
- Publications – List of smart growth publications written or funded by EPA.
- Smart Growth Network – Partnership of more than 30 national organizations that promote smart growth and offer resources to help communities.
- Smart Growth Online – Clearinghouse of resources and information from the Smart Growth Network.
- Smart Growth Speaker Series – Monthly lecture series at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
Examples of Smart Growth Communities and Projects
- Atlantic Steel Redevelopment Project – Information about how EPA helped a redevelopment project show that its smart growth measures would help reduce its air pollution, among other environmental benefits.
- National Award for Smart Growth Achievement – EPA's annual award to recognize communities that use the principles of smart growth to create better places.
- Smart Growth Illustrated – Visual examples of smart growth techniques as they have been used in different places.
- Smart Growth in Action – Short case studies that show how different communities have implemented smart growth solutions.