Examples of Smart Growth Communities and Projects
Learn about how some communities are implementing smart growth strategies.
Local Foods, Local Places
Local Foods, Local Places: Case studies of communities using local foods to protect the environment, improve access to healthy food, revitalize neighborhoods, and boost local economic opportunities.
Smart Growth Award Winners
National Award for Smart Growth Achievement: EPA award recognizing communities that use smart growth principles to create better places.
Coastal and Waterfront Places
Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities: Includes examples of smart growth development and strategies along waterfronts and coasts.
Community Stories (link opens in a new window or tab): Story map showing how EPA has worked with local leaders to help them realize their vision for their communities in Little Rock, AR; Fresno, CA; Iowa City, IA; State of Vermont; and Williamson, WV.
Smart Growth Illustrated
Smart Growth Illustrated: Shows how places around the country have used smart growth strategies.
Former Military Bases
Turning Bases Into Great Places: Examples of former military bases that have been turned into walkable, mixed-use communities.
Cool & Connected
Cool & Connected: Case studies of communities using broadband to revitalize main streets, create economic opportunities, and protect the environment.
This Is Smart Growth
This Is Smart Growth: Shows how smart growth looks in rural places, suburbs, and cities around the country.
Atlantic Station (Atlantic Steel Redevelopment Project): Redevelopment project that used smart growth measures to help reduce its air pollution and gain other environmental benefits.