We would like to acknowledge the efforts of the writing and research team that putthis publication together: Trent Frazier, Kevin Nelson, Lisa Nisenson, Mary KaySantore, Lee Sobel, Eric Sprague, and Tim Torma of the U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA), and Dan Emerine, Eric Feldman,Amy Jiron, and JenniferWalker of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Withouttheir efforts and teamwork, this primer would not exist. In particular, Mary KaySantore of EPA and Dan Emerine and Nadejda Mishkovsky of ICMA played a criti-cal role in reviewing text, coordinating the process and bringing the document topublication.Assistance was also provided by Laurence Aurbach, John Bailey, CharlieBartsch, Noreen Beatley, Kathy Blaha, Kendra Briechle, Heather Deutsch, PaulDrake, Robert Freeman, DeLania Hardy, Marla Hollander, Stephanie Jennings, LeahKalinosky, Dennis Leach, Deron Lovaas, Aarin Lutzenhiser, Barbara McMillen,Stuart Meck, Joe Molinaro, Steve Mouzon, Lisa Mueller, Nathan Norris, LucyRowland, Victor Rubin, Joe Schilling, Julia Seward, Ellen Shubart, Stuart Sirota,Benjamin Starrett, Megan Sussman, Peter Swift, Harriet Tregoning, Bill Wilkinson,Jessica Wilkinson, and Paul Zykofsky—all of whom provided excellent insight andreview of the document as it was being developed. The many photographers andother colleagues credited throughout this primer provided valuable assistance byallowing the use of their images. Special thanks to Geoff Anderson, Lynn Desautels,and other staff members of EPA’s Development, Community, and EnvironmentDivision for their role in providing comments, materials, and other assistance. Wewould also like to thank David Biggs, Mary Matheny, Jim McElﬁsh, Johanna Nyden,Kenrick Pierre, Robert Puentes,Tom Steinbach, and the many others who submittedideas for inclusion in this volume. Finally, Christian Kohler provided valuable assis-tance with proofreading and editing the text. Design and layout by Carol Earnest.This document was developed under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. EPA’sDevelopment,Community and Environment Division.
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About the Smart Growth Network
The Smart Growth Network is a network of private sector, public sector, and non-governmental partner organizations seeking to create smart growth in neighbor-hoods, communities, and regions across the United States. Partners in the networkinclude the American Farmland Trust,American Planning Association,Association ofMetropolitan Planning Organizations,Center for Neighborhood Technology,Congressfor the New Urbanism, Conservation Fund, Environmental Law Institute, GeorgeWashington University Law School’s Center for Sustainability and Regional Growth,Growth Management Leadership Alliance, Institute of Transportation Engineers,International City/County Management Association, Local Government Commission,Local Initiatives Support Corporation, National Association of Counties/UnitedStates Conference of Mayors Joint Center for Sustainable Communities, State ofMaryland, National Association of Counties, National Association of LocalGovernment Environmental Professionals, National Association of Realtors,National Multi-Housing Council, National Neighborhood Coalition, National Oceanicand Atmospheric Administration, National Trust for Historic Preservation, NationalWildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northeast-MidwestInstitute, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Scenic America, Smart Growth America,Surface Transportation Policy Project, Sustainable Communities Network,Trust forPublic Land,Urban Land Institute,and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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The Smart Growth Network also includes hundreds of individual members fromacross the United States and around the world. SGN members are planners, devel-opers, elected and appointed ofﬁcials, and community activists committed to makingsmart growth a reality. Individual memberships in the Smart Growth Network are$49 for the ﬁrst year, and $29 for renewals. Membership information, along withpublications and other information about smart growth, can be found online atwww.smartgrowth.org.For more information, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call202/962-3623.
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