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10 Rules for Smarter Smart Growth in Existing Communities

10 Rules for Smarter Smart Growth in Existing Communities | Effective Community Development | Scoop.it

Many projects under the banners of smart growth or transit oriented development are simply high density or near transit corridors, or they include gratuitous green space and walking paths.  However, they fail in many of the finer points of smart growth, new urbanism, or transit oriented development.

 

According to Wikipedia, smart growth “advocates compact, transit-oriented, walkable, bicycle-friendly land use, including neighborhood schools, complete streets, and mixed-use development with a range of housing choices.”  The  ”rules” postulated here are meant to supplement rather than reiterate or replace existing Smart Growth or New Urbanism principles.  However, there is some overlap both with existing principles and with each other, as smart growth planning is an imperfect “science.”

These rules attempt to look at the finer points, beyond the density of a project or its proximity to transit corridors, so that in 50 years hindsight, smart growth will have a better record than so much of the planned development of the early post war years (including failed redevelopment projects, affordable housing projects, and suburban residential and commercial projects).


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, April 16, 2013 8:49 PM

A description of smart growth issues that goes a bit more in depth than the general characteristics typically cited...

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Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas: Day Two | Blandin on Broadband

Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas: Day Two | Blandin on Broadband | Effective Community Development | Scoop.it

More news from the Broadband Communities Summit in Dallas.  Some very interesting stuff from the economic development track.

 

Michael Renders is the expert on FTTH and broadband survey research .  He had some very interesting findings about the value of broadband and its impact on economic development.  He estimates that a FTTH network brings $1600 per house/business passed per year in increased economic activity to a community.  He also estimates that people will pay up to $5500 more for a house that is connected to a FTTH network than a similar house without such a connection.

 

Jane Patterson, former leader of broadband development in North Carolina said that 31% of rural North Carolinians made money off their network connection through home businesses and that another 14% are planning to start home businesses.

 

SNG’s Michael Curri talked about how doing business technology assessments provides great base data as well as a pathway for direct business assistance to increase business vitality.  (Michael Curri did a webinar for Blandin Foundation within the last year.)

 

Christopher Mitchell provided a great list of success stories of how communities have spurred business growth by meeting local business’ bandwidth needs.  He highlighted the variety of approaches that these communities have used, some community-wide, some business only.

 

Heather Gold, FTTH Council president, demonstrated their new FTTH Community ToolKit.  It looks like a great tool!  Check it out.

 

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Committee stubs out Levine's anti-smoking bill

Committee stubs out Levine's anti-smoking bill | Effective Community Development | Scoop.it
The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee today stubbed out a bill by Assemblyman Marc Levine that would have banned smoking in apartments, condos and townhomes.

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Oklahoma SB661 | 2013 | Regular Session

Oklahoma SB661 | 2013 | Regular Session | Effective Community Development | Scoop.it
Summary (2013-04-18) Creating Task Force for the Study of Rural Housing Development; providing for appointment of members and purpose. Effective date. Emergency.
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