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Sensible Tools for Healthy Communities. A Decision-Making workbook for Local officials, Developers and Community Leaders

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Publication Date: August 2004

Publisher(s): Campaign for Sensible Growth, Metropolitan Planning Council and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

Author(s): Douglas R. Porter

Series:

Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation

Topic: Environment (Ecology)
Environment (Environmental policy)
Environment (Pollution and environmental degradation)

Keywords: enviroment; healthy communities; Metropolitan planning

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

“Sensible Tools for Healthy Communities” was produced to help community leaders who might often not have all the information they need to understand how growth will affect their environment and quality of life. In doing so, the Campaign for Sensible Growth, Metropolitan Planning Council and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus created this guide to explain how development can occur in a way that makes a community more livable.

The booklet is designed as an accessible handbook for government officials and concerned citizens to evaluate proposed developments in their communities and includes checklists, worksheets and important questions to ask of developers. "We want communities and developers to reach for this book when they're working through housing and development challenges," says Mary Sue Barrett, president of the Metropolitan Planning Council and co-chair of the Campaign for Sensible Growth.