Sustainable transport

Smart Growth USA
Smart Growth is an organisation in the US. It was formed by a group of planners, architects and academics with an interest in developing more sustainable ways of living in cities. Some of their ideas could well be useful for cities in the UK and elsewhere. Some of their projects can seen following below:
The Goals of Smart Growth
Healthier, safer communities
Protecting the environment
Bette access, less traffic
Thriving cities, suburbs and towns
Shared benefits
Lower costs, lower taxes
Keeping open space open
The 10 principles of smart growth
Provide a variety of transport choices
Mix land uses
Create a range of housing opportunities and choices
Create walkable neighbourhoods
Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration
Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place
Make development decisions predictable, fair and cost-effective
Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty and critical environmental areas
Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities
Take advantage of compact building design and efficient infrastructure design