The Policy Audit template and the Code Audit template produced by the Smart Growth Leadership Institute (funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US EPA) allow communities to assess their own development policies and codes. The Policy Audit tool evaluates a community's policies compared to the a set of generally accepted smart growth "best practices."

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
Language English Only
Authors Environmental Protection Agency
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Publisher Environmental Protection Agency
Date Created January 2012
File Size 285210
File Format application/pdf
Source Document Title Smart Growth Municipal Level Scorecards
Source Document URL


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