There has been a good deal of talk about the notion of smart growth among those in the planning community, and recent works have suggested that mainstream America is becoming more intrigued by this form of managed growth and development. Some of the tenets of this movement include creating walkable neighborhoods, fostering distinctive communities, and creating a range of housing opportunities and choices. This well-developed site will allow even the casual visitor easy access to a host of materials about the smart growth movement and various projects being developed around the country that adhere to these various tenets and principles. Visitors can sign up to receive a free weekly e-newsletter, browse through full-length publications in their resources archive, and sign up to become a member of the smart growth network. Finally, there is also an online audio archive of talks and lectures sponsored by the smart growth network that dates back to 2000. Some of the speakers featured in the archive include the well-known author and social critic Joel Garreau and Robert Lang, director of urban and metropolitan research at the Fannie Mae Foundation.


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