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  • Smart Growth: A more dense, more livable city? Jeff Kessler 05/30/2012
  • Controlling the outward growth movement
  • Revitalizing the inner-area of cities
  • Innovations in urban design
  • Land Preservation
  • Transportation Reorientation
  • More than 50% of adults support elements of Smart Growth % that support traditional developments % that would like to live in traditional developments 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 2003 2005
  • The City of Portland• Infill, transit-oriented projects, mixed-use urban centers, and urban redevelopment• Steady increase in density and land use mixing• urban containment strongly supported at metropolitan and local levels• More diverse land-use correlated with greater neighborhood satisfaction
  • The City of Charlotte• Steady decrease in density and land use mixing• Urban containment has not been strongly supported• More diverse land-use correlated with worsened neighborhood satisfaction• Higher density neighborhoods correlated with lower satisfaction
  • Solely increasing density is notbeneficialQuality of life is highest when blockhomogeneity existsNot all cities can be treated the same
  • Culture and preference areinfluential in development patternsHighways and transit can directdevelopment toward specific areasHigher density areas need to matchquality of life in low density areas