What makes a great place to live?

Great communities are walkable and have a mix of land uses and transportation and housing options. They embody a strong sense of place and preserve the farmland, open space and natural beauty around them. Development is compact and efficient, and located where there are people and services. Development decisions are fast, predictable and fair and they include all stakeholders.

Idaho Smart Growth works within the overlap of land use, transportation and community. We’re a statewide 501c3 nonprofit that’s here to help you create solutions that can benefit everyone. Great places don’t just happen; people make them!

What kind of services do we provide?

With many years of experience building coalitions, conducting assessments, completing research and providing training and presentations, Idaho Smart Growth helps planners, elected officials, developers, designers, advocates, health care professionals, teachers, parents and others to create safe, healthy, vibrant communities.

For a list of services we can provide, click here: Idaho Smart Growth Professional Services

What does smart growth mean for me?

Smart growth strategies build communities that return positive social, environmental and economic benefits to residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Explore this site to see how Idaho Smart Growth helps your community.