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Smart Growth

Smart Growth Tools

EPA offers a wide variety of tools and resources to help communities learn about and implement smart growth approaches.


Cover of Smart Growth Self-Assessment for Rural Communities

General Smart Growth Tools

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Brownfields and Infill Development

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Climate Change

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Colleges and Universities


 

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Disaster Resilience and Recovery



 

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Economic Development

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Planning, Zoning, and Building Codes

Essential SG Fixes for Rural Planning, Zoning, and Dev PDF Cover

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Transportation

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Water Quality

  • Impervious Surface Growth Model – Simple spreadsheet tool for estimating net impervious surface growth associated with development proposals based on the development location.
  • Water Quality Scorecard – Tool to help local governments identify opportunities to remove barriers and revise and create codes, ordinances, and incentives to better protect water quality.

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