In Best Development Practices: A Primer, good community development, as distinct from sprawl, is defined in operational terms. Public purposes loom large,though not at the expense of market considerations. Recommendations go to the enlightened edge of current development practice, but not so far beyond as to lose our target audience, the development community. The public purposes pursued though these best practices—among them, affordable housing, energy efficiency, preservation of natural areas, and sense of community—make good business sense.
Best Development Practices: A Primer for Smart Growth
Smart Growth Network and International City/County Management Association
Washington, DC: Smart Growth Network and International City/County Management Association
January 01, 1998
Reports and Guides
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Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Smart Growth / Growth Management