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Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions Between Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality

In recent years interest has grown in Smart Growth as a mechanism for improving environmental quality. In Our Built and Natural Environments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) summarizes technical research on the relationship between the built and natural environments, as well as current understanding of the role of development patterns, urban design, and transportation in improving environmental quality. Our Built and Natural Environments is designed as a technical reference for analysts in state and local governments, academics, and people studying the implications of development on the natural environment.

Downloadable Documents
EPA Development, Community, and Environment Division
Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Page Numbers
Publication Date
January 01, 2001
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Smart Growth / Growth Management

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