Ten Principles of Smart Growth

The 10 principles outline how together we can create better places to live:

  1. Mix land uses.
  2. Take advantage of more compact building design.
  3. Create a range of housing opportunities and choices. 
  4. Create walkable neighborhoods.
  5. Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place.
  6. Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas.
  7. Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities.
  8. Provide a variety of transportation choices.
  9. Make development decisions predictable, equitable, and cost effective.
  10. Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration.