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Implementing Smart Growth in Small Towns

CM | 1.25

Activity Code: S565

Room: Crystal B

Track: Protecting Small Towns and Rural Character Track

Rural areas and small towns face many issues that can be effectively addressed by smart growth and sustainable planning techniques—from declining downtowns and incompatible development in historic areas to loss of natural areas and open space. Smart growth and sustainability tools, however, are often less adaptable to these types of communities. This session will look at how several rural areas and small towns have adapted these tools to create plans and codes that facilitate smart growth.

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