Summary of Understanding Smart Growth Savings
Evaluating Economic Savings and Benefits of Compact Development, and How They Are Misrepresented by Critics
With global urban population growth and dwindling resources, cities should consider “smart growth” principles.
As more and more people around the world relocate to cities, town planners must consider healthy and sustainable ways of growing urban spaces. Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute assesses the economic and social effects of “smart growth” policies and their implications. Litman’s research analyzes the various facets relating to growth. Unfortunately, the broad spectrum of items covered provides, at best, a superficial understanding of the issues. Even so, getAbstract recommends this report to municipal planners, policy makers and readers interested in the benefits of smart growth.
In this summary, you will learn
- What “smart growth” policies entail,
- What benefits smart growth offers and
- How consumer preferences influence smart growth planning.
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