Now Available: Smart growth strategies for rural communities

Smart growth, with its emphasis on  traditional neighborhood design and open space preservation, has direct relevance for rural communities. A new report from ICMA, developed through a cooperative agreement with EPA, explores specific ways smart growth principles can be used to create vibrant, sustainable rural places.

ICMA has recently released a new publication on policies and practices to guide smart growth in rural communities. “Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities,” examines challenges facing rural communities and focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide new growth in rural areas, while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character of existing communities.

See the full report here.