Course Overview

This course defines Smart Growth and illustrates its key principles. Examples of county efforts that encourage intermunicipal cooperation and regional planning are also profiled, along with the provisions of the Smart Growth Infrastructure Policy Act. A review of several innovative local land use tools should enable local officials to consider both regulatory and incentive options to implementing Smart Growth strategies: performance and incentive zoning, cluster and conservation subdivision, sliding-scale zoning, form-based zoning, and transfer of development rights are among those approaches discussed.

This course is 1.5 hours in length.