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Innovations in Zoning for Smart Growth

This report is a guide for municipalities and counties in the Delaware Valley region to assist them in understanding and implementing zoning to promote smart growth. Smart growth is an approach to development that discourages sprawl, while encouraging revitalization of urban areas, infill, mixed-use, and land conservation, while promoting environments focused on pedestrian and transit accessibility. The report provides background on existing zoning methodology and smart growth innovations, including an extensive review of unified development codes, form-based codes, and the model SmartCode.