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Smart Growth for Coastal & Waterfront Communities

Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities

Cover of the Report
"Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities."

On Wednesday, September 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the International City/County Management Association, and Rhode Island Sea Grant, released "Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities." Developed in consultation with the national Smart Growth Network, the interagency guide builds on the network's ten smart growth principles to create coastal and waterfront-specific strategies for development. The guide includes an overview of the unique development challenges and opportunities along the water and provides specific approaches to development that include a description of the issues, tools and techniques, and case studies. "Smart Growth for Coastal and Waterfront Communities" is intended for planners, local government officials, developers, residents, and other stakeholders.

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Report Cover (pdf, 452kb)
Introduction (pdf, 316kb)
Table of Contents (pdf, 124kb)
Element 1 (pdf, 396kb)
Element 2 (pdf, 310kb)
Element 3 (pdf, 392kb)
Element 4 (pdf, 349kb)
Element 5 (pdf, 372kb)
Element 6 (pdf, 372kb)
Element 7 (pdf, 374kb)
Element 8 (pdf, 377kb)
Element 9 (pdf, 380kb)
Element 10 (pdf, 332kb)
Glossary (pdf, 157kb)
Endnotes (pdf, 152kb)
Back Cover (pdf, 398kb)


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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-3155

Coastal Services Center
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
(843) 740-1200

Sea Grant

1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 734-1074

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Smart Growth Program
Development, Community and Environment Division
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 566-2878

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International City/County Management Association

777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002-4201
(202) 289-4262

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Rhode Island Sea Grant

South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
(401) 874-6800

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