New Jersey Future developed this scorecard so that citizens and decision makers could determine whether or not a community is "growing smart." It also helps a community determine if the correct tools are available to help ensure that growth and development are beneficial to all members of the community. The scorecard includes a series of questions in 7 smart growth categories. The scorecard is concise and to the point. Many of the questions are New Jersey specific (they relate to New Jersey codes and regulations). Communities outside of New Jersey would benefit from the basic strategy outlined in the scorecard, but it should be adjusted to reflect the policies of a community's state regulatory landscape.

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
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Expertise Needed
Language English Only
Authors Environmental Protection Agency
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Publisher Environmental Protection Agency
Date Created January 2012
File Size 462510
File Format application/pdf
Source Document Title Smart Growth Municipal Level Scorecards
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