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Growth and Sprawl Websites

- Category ID : 440395
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Farmland Information Center

A clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. It is a partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Farmland Trust.
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Campaign to Protect Rural England

National charity devoted to protecting and enhancing rural England. Encourages the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country.
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Grow Smart Rhode Island

A statewide non-profit organization that promotes sensible alternatives to suburban sprawl and urban decay.
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Greenbelt Alliance

Conservation and smart growth organization dedicated to protecting the region’s open spaces and ensuring cities grow in a way that creates great neighborhoods for everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
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Envision Utah

Public-private partnership promoting quality growth with goals in air quality, transportation options, open space preservation, housing, infrastructure, and community-friendly taxation.
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One of the most comprehensive and earliest sites to target sprawl, by Al Norman, "anti-sprawl guru" and consultant. Arguments and statistics to support campaigns against sprawl developments. Reading list, news, list of towns that have defeated mega-retail proposals.
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Congress for the New Urbanism

News, information and other resources from an organization which promotes the restoration of cities and the creation of human-oriented livable communities with a sense of place.
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Smart Growth Network

The Smart Growth Network helps create national, regional and local coalitions to support intelligent and sustainable growth.
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Scenic America

Information and resources from an advocacy organization that wants to protect the scenic qualities of communities and roadways.
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Preservation Institute

Information and resources about alternatives to dehumanizing modern trends on social and environmental quality.
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Sprawl Watch

Clearinghouse with news, information and resource links about land-use, community planning and preservation.
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Smart Growth BC

A non-profit society that works to limit sprawl in British Columbia. Includes case studies, examples and local news.
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Sierra Club: Stopping Sprawl

The Challenge to the Sprawl Campaign works to fight poorly planned runaway development and promotes smart growth communities.
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National Town Builders Association

Serves builders and developers in an effort to build traditional neighborhoods and town centers though smart growth principles.
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Campaign for Sensible Growth

Coalition of government, civic, and business leaders in northeastern Illinois. Presents information on the campaign, news, and resources.
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Environmental Protection Agency: Smart Growth

Includes introduction and detailed information on smart growth, plus news, publications, and policies.
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Wikipedia: Urban Sprawl

Publicly-editable encyclopedia entry supplies examples and arguments for and against sprawl.
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Save Our Land, Save Our Towns Inc.

Charitable corporation promotes changes in attitudes and policies that promote suburban sprawl.
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Smart Growth America

Nationwide coalition promoting a better way to grow; one that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, preserves scenic and historic resources, and makes communities more livable.
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