This is a broad assessment tool that allows citizens and decision makers to rate communities and neighbourhoods from urban to exurban. The tool can also be used to rate proposed developments as well. The developers of this rating system are interested in making sure the built environment is situated well within the context of the natural environment. Ideally, this scorecard should be used in conjunction with the municipal level assessment to provide a comprehensive view of the regulatory conditions that govern future growth and the current built conditions (which were determined by the contemporary regulatory conditions).

When Why
Analyzing Assessment Check_mark
Comprehensive Analysis
Implementing Community Infrastructure
Cultural and Arts
Human Resources
Natural Resources
Social Capital
Organizing Engagement
Partnership Building
Project Team Building
Planning Action Planning
Project Management
Reviewing Community Feedback
Process Evaluation
Project Evaluation
Topic Green
Tool Details
Equipment/Facilities Needed
Expertise Needed Not Specified
Language English Only
Authors Environmental Protection Agency
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Publisher Environmental Protection Agency
Date Created January 2012
File Size 252780
File Format application/pdf
Source Document Title Smart Growth Municipal Level Scorecards
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