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Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes

Despite the widespread adoption of smart growth principles, there has been little systematic assessment of their effectiveness or consequences. To fill this need, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy collaborated with 14 of the country’s leading public policy researchers and planners to measure performance in four states with statewide smart growth programs (Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon) and performance in four states without such programs (Colorado, Indiana, Texas, and Virginia). The analysis begins with the 1990s, the first decade for which detailed, consistent data are available.

Downloadable Documents
Gregory K. Ingram
Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Page Numbers
Publication Date
January 01, 2009
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
et al. Author(s)
Armando Carbonell, Yu-Hung Hong, and Anthony Flint
Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, National, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Virginia
Land Use Planning, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems, Smart Growth / Growth Management

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