Do TDRs Really Help Smart Growth? What Works and What Doesn’t

Washington, DC (February 9, 2008)- Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs) programs have recently become popular among communities working towards Smart Growth. TDR programs appeal to landowners as, in theory, it will allow all the landowners to participate in the real estate market while allowing the community to build up density in appropriate areas. What are the components of successful TDR programs? What are the ingredients for failure? Should communities use TDRs to get to smart growth?

Benjamin dela Pena, Associate Director, Smart Growth Leadership Institute
Susan Weaver, President and Founder, Weaver Consulting Group
Bill Fulton, President, Solimar Research Group; Councilmember, City of Ventura, CA
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
Related Resources:
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities