The mission of the Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County is to promote smart growth principles by providing opportunities for dialogue and educational programming and technical assistance to municipalities, developers, and stakeholders involved in land use development and transportation in Berks County.
The vision of the Smart Growth Alliance is that Berks County will become a vibrant and economically competitive model county with a high quality of life where people, businesses, municipalities and developers understand, welcome, and value the principles of smart growth and collaboratively work together to sustain our smart growth friendly county.
The Berks County Smart Growth Alliance is an unincorporated entity that was founded in 2004 by a diverse group of organizations wishing to foster better land use decisions and development and preservation methods. The Alliance is comprised of fifteen organizations that are committed to implementing the Berks County Vision 2020 Comprehensive Plan and to fostering future land use and development in accordance with Smart Growth principles through education, training and dialogue among the stake holders involved.
Since its founding, the Alliance has sponsored a number of workshops, tours and individual projects that support and reflect smart growth principles. The Alliance meets regularly to develop new programs and initiatives.