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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010
 
See where Reading ranks in this report from Reid Ewing and Shima Hamidi of the University of Utah.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to the 2014 Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County Award winner!
Berks County Water and Sewer Association
 
Pictured from left to right:
Chuck Liedike, Reading Berks Association of Realtors
Chip Bilger, Chairman BC Water and Sewer Association
Glenn Knoblauch, Berks County Planning Commission
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to this years' Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County Award winner!   
 
Pictured from left to right:
Chuck Liedike, Reading Berks Association of Realtors
Glenn Knoblauch, Berks County Planning Commission
Steve Macbeth, Our Town Foundation Hamburg
Martha Bertolet, Borough of Hamburg
Brian Warfel, Our Town Foundation Hamburg
Marisa Lenceski, Borough of Hamburg Manager
 
Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities
 
Technical assistance available for local and/or tribal governments to help implement sustainable approaches to growth and development.  Assistance is available through EPA, Smart Growth America, Global Green, and Project for Public Spaces.
 
Click HERE for additional information
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Check out EPA’s voluntary School Siting Guidelines developed to encourage, inform and improve consideration of environmental factors in local school siting decision-making processes.
 
Click HERE to view the document
The Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County congratulates this years' Smart Growth Alliance Award winner!
 
Click HERE for the program and brief description of the Sinking Spring Revitalization Project.
 
Click HERE to download and view the presentation video.
 
Environmental Benefits of Smart Growth
Many studies show the environmental benefits of smart growth including reduced pollution, preservation of natural lands, and redevelopment of brownfield sites.


Smart Growth Benefits Municipal Budgets
Smart growth benefits municipal budgets by reducing infrastructure costs, maintenance costs, and even costs associated with urban decline.

Understanding Smart Growth Savings

What we know about public infrastructure and service cost savings, and how they are misrepresented by critics


Smart Growth and Conventional Suburban Development: Which Costs More?
An infrastructure case study completed for the EPA
Smart Growth Saves Money
A report on the benefits of using smart growth techniques to minimize costs and sprawl in a time of deficit




The Jobs Are Back In Town
Urban Smart Growth and Construction Employment

State transportation decisions could save money and reduce carbon emissions
New report finds that transportation policies in every state could save money and reduce carbon emissions by making smarter decisions with state funds.
 


Report reveals smart transportation spending creates jobs and grows the economy

New report from Smart Growth America analyzes states’ investments in infrastructure to determine whether they made the best use of their spending based on job creation numbers.