Identifying the Model Smart Growth Code

Washington, DC (February 7, 2008)- Through working with communities to remove barriers to smart growth, it became clear to the EPA’s Smart Growth Program that a need exists for a consensus smart growth model code- a resource by which local governments can compare their own regulations to the model smart growth code. As a result, creating one specific code is an ideal way to provide clear, concise and uniform information to communities so local decision makers understand all of the components and sections that comprise a smart growth code.

This session will reveal the chosen model smart growth code and the process by which the EPA Smart Growth Program selected the code through a facilitated discussion of national codes experts representing a variety of codes-related interests and philosophies.
Kevin Nelson, Senior Policy Analyst, US EPA
Jim Charlier, AICP, President, Charlier Associates
Christopher J. Duerkson, Principal, Clarion Associates
Doug Farr, Principal, Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design
Margaret Flippen, Senior Project Director, Dover Kohl and Partners
Will Schroeer, Vice President, ICF International
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