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Smart Growth

  1. 1. Smart Growth: A more dense, more livable city? Jeff Kessler 05/30/2012
  2. 2. Controlling the outward growth movement
  3. 3. Revitalizing the inner-area of cities
  4. 4. Innovations in urban design
  5. 5. Land Preservation
  6. 6. Transportation Reorientation
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Solely increasing density is notbeneficialQuality of life is highest when blockhomogeneity existsNot all cities can be treated the same
  11. 11. 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

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