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Smart Growth

Smart Growth Matrix

The city of Austin, Texas' Smart Growth Matrix (2001) is an assessment tool to determine the smart growth attributes of a development project. City staff used the tool to evaluate how well a development met the city's smart growth criteria. Projects that significantly advanced smart growth goals were eligible for project incentives.

  • Issue categories:
    • Determine how and where development occurs
    • Improve our quality of life
    • Enhance our tax base
  • Number of questions: 27
  • Scale of each rated component: Varies, weighted 1 to 5
  • 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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