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Idaho Smart Growth Publications
Idaho Smart Growth Citizen's Guide
Idaho Smart Growth has developed this guide as a resource for citizens who are interested in helping shape the future of their community and for people who are concerned about a specific land use or transportation proposal. Click here to download the guide.
Quality Infill: Recommendations and Tools
This study, completed jointly with the Urban Land Institute, recommends ten priorities to ensure that new construction in existing neighborhoods wins the support of neighbors and contributes to a healthier, more functional community.
Download Quality Infill Report
The Consequences of Residential Infill Development on Existing Neighborhoods in the Treasure Valley.
The Urban Land Institute and Idaho Smart Growth conducted this study to examine 12 infill projects to determine if the feared consequences voiced by neighborhoods during the approval process could be substantiated.
Download Infill Report PDF
Download Infill Report Presentation PDF
Open Space in Ada County
In 2008, Idaho Smart Growth helped write and edit the Ada County Open Space Task Force Report. Idaho Smart Growth, the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, and Idaho Conservation League partnered to ask communities about their priorities for open space in our Heart of Our Valley project.
Workshops, Presentations and Materials
Idaho Land Use Analysis
To understand the needs of local communities, build a plan to meet those needs, and provide transportation and housing choices for Idaho families, Idaho Smart Growth conducted a comprehensive analysis of Idaho laws, policies, rules, and permitting provisions at the state, county, and local levels.
In our office we have a variety of hard-copy resources available.
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Around the Country
Smart Growth and Community Design
New Urban News
Planners Web and Planning Commissioners Journal
Smart Growth America
Smart Growth Leadership Institute
Smart Growth Network
Urban Land Institute
Western Rural Development Center
National Center for Biking and Walking
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Image Library
US Safe Routes to School
Surface Transportation Policy Project
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Walkable Communities, Inc.