Smart Money Is On Smart Growth

Washington, DC (August 16, 2004)- More compact development patterns, and investments that strengthen urban center, should save taxpayers’ money and improve the economic performance of metropolitan regions. Mr. Puentes and colleague Mark Muro recently published a report summarizing current evidence of the fiscal savings created by smart growth. The study finds that fiscal savings combine with increased economic performance to improve the fortunes of regions pursuing smart growth. In times of tight budgets, smart growth makes ever more sense for regions seeking competitive advantage.

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About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
Listen to the Smart Growth Speaker Series on your computer. Audio archives and other resources from past presentations are available under the Event Theme/Description. These resources are free.
For more information, contact Kevin Nelson or visit the Smart Growth Speaker Series.