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Getting Smart About Climate Change

Getting Smart About Climate Change

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Climate Change
ICMA is the premier local government leadership andmanagement organization. Its mission is to create excellencein local governance by developing and advocating professionalmanagement of local government worldwide. ICMA providesmember support; publications, data, and information; peerand results-oriented assistance; and training and professionaldevelopment to more than 9,000 city, town, and county expertsand other individuals throughout the world.Copyright © 2010 by the International City/County ManagementAssociation. All rights reserved, including rights of reproductionand use in any form or by any means, including the makingof copies by any photographic process, or by any electricalor mechanical device, printed, written, or oral or recordingfor sound or visual reproduction, or for use in any knowledgeor retrieval system or device, unless permission in writing isobtained from the copyright proprietor.
This report was developed with support from the U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency, through cooperative agreement#P1-83233801.The report was written by Anna Read and Christine Shenot ofICMA. Tad McGalliard also contributed. The report was designedby Will Kemp and edited by Jane Cotnoir. ICMA would like to thankDean Kubani, environmental programs manager, Santa Monica,Calif.; Dennis Murphey, chief environmental ofcer, Kansas City,Mo.; Tom Baker, town manager, Carbondale, Colo.; Tobin Fried,sustainability manager, Durham City and County, N.C.; Tom Pace,long range planning director, Sacramento, Calif.; Ron Carlee,director of strategic domestic initiatives, ICMA; Katherine Mortimer,supervising planner, Santa Fe, N.M.; Mikaela Engert, city planner,Keene, N.H.For more information on this report and ICMA’s smart growth workcontact:Anna ReadEmail: aread@icma.orgPhone: (202) 962-3641
n recent years, the debate over the causes andpotential consequences o climate change hasevolved into a dynamic discussion o how governmentat all levels should respond. On the local level, policymakers have begun to recognize that many o thenation’s current challenges—such as climate change,public health, and dependence on oreign oil—haverevealed how unsustainable traditional developmentpatterns and the policies that support them can be.As a result, a growing number o local governmentsacross the United States are using smart growthapproaches in their eorts to address climate changein their communities.In urban and suburban areas, in small towns andrural areas, and in every region o the country—romKeene, New Hampshire, to Sarasota County, Florida,to Sacramento, Caliornia, to Tacoma, Washington—local government proessionals are incorporating smartgrowth principles into their climate protection plans.The leadership is coming rom small towns such asCarbondale, Colorado, and rom larger metropolitanareas such as Kansas City, Missouri–Kansas, wherelocal ocials assembled citizens and the ull range o stakeholders to develop creative solutions and buildconsensus around programs and strategies.ICMA’s membership has called sustainability,which they dene as balancing economic develop-ment, environmental protection, and social equitygoals while maintaining nancial viability, “the issueo our age.”
Addressing climate change is a key com-ponent o creating more sustainable communities, andsmart growth oers practical guidelines or communi-ties looking to develop sustainably: it addresses newgrowth and development in a way that reduces theirimpact on the environment and their contributionsto global climate change while supporting economicdevelopment and social equity–related goals.This report outlines nine strategies or successullyapplying smart growth principles to climate concernson the local and regional levels:Create more sustainable and resilient communities1.Green the local economy2.Engage the community in the climate change plan-3.ning processApproach climate change planning on a regional4.levelAddress transportation through transit-oriented5.development and complete streetsPromote density through inll development and6.browneld redevelopmentAdopt green building policies7.Preserve and create green space8.Plan or climate adaptation.9.
Getting Smart about Climate Change
whAt Is smArt growth?
The Smart Growth Network has created a set of ten principles,based on policies and practices from communities across thecountry, that provide a framework for smart growth:Mix land uses1.Take advantage of compact building design2.Create a range of housing opportunities and choices3.Create walkable neighborhoods4.Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong5.sense of placePreserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical6.environmental areasStrengthen and direct development towards existing7.communitiesProvide a variety of transportation choices8.Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost9.effectiveEncourage community and stakeholder collaboration in10.development decisions.
Source: Smart Growth Network, www.smartgrowth.org/about/default.asp (accessed March 11, 2010).

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