Smart Growth is another way of saying healthy, livable communities.
It provides an alternative vision to sprawling low density living and recognizes that we need to make smart choices as our cities grow. As our population increases and more people move to cities, we need to grow smarter. Smart growth is a way of planning our communities that addresses challenges such as where to live, how to move around, and how to protect the resources that sustains us.
Smart, complete communities have services and shops nearby to reduce gridlock. They also include: