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The Smart Growth Implementation Toolkit is a set of practical tools
to help communities grow smarter. The Toolkit is designed to help local
leaders untangle the policies and procedures that get in the way of
smarter growth and sustainable development.
The tools are designed for communities committed to (or are
exploring) smart growth strategies, but which are struggling to
implement such policies, build support for them, identify the most
problematic policies or other issues that typically accompany changes in
These tools provide a step-by-step guide for how to examine the
policies, codes, zoning regulations and development requirements that
can impact how a community grows. Each tool may be used independently or
in combination with others. These tools are intended to be templates,
and can and should be customized for your community’s needs. The full Toolkit includes seven components:
Healthy Community Design Toolkit