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Smart Growth

Maryland Smart Growth Scorecard

Maryland Smart Growth Scorecard (2002) is an assessment tool used to identify the smart growth attributes of specific development projects. Maryland's Office of Smart Growth developed the scorecard in coordination with numerous state agencies and conducted an informal peer review with the private sector and local governments.

  • Issue categories:
    • Priority funding areas
    • Location
    • Service provision
    • Density and compactness
    • Mixed use
    • Housing diversity
    • Transportation
    • Walkable and transit friendly
    • Community character and design
    • Environmental protection
    • Stakeholder participation
    • Economic development
  • Number of questions: 62
  • Scale of each rated component: N/A, Poor, Fair, Good, Excellent
  • Summary score: Yes

See more scorecards to help evaluate municipal-level policies, specific projects, and community components on EPA's Smart Growth Scorecards page.

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