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Smart growth is possible!



For each Smart Growth Strategy, there's somebody out there who has made that strategy happen on the ground. This section offers case studies as well as sample ordinances for many different types of smart growth strategies.

Smart Growth Case Studies
The case studies featured here come from many different sources, and each project is summarized in a profile that includes a description of the project; a brief background on the community in which the project took place; a look at any legal, regulatory, or public opposition that might have been faced when planning for the project; photographs if available; and, when possible, contact people to call for further questions about the project. We hope that in browsing through these case studies, you will be inspired to make smart growth happen wherever you live!

Smart Growth Ordinances
A zoning or planning ordinance is a legal document setting forth the parameters upon which physical development in a town may be based. As a legal document, it follows the form and conventions necessary to stand the scrutiny of court challenges and interpretation. Here's where you'll find number of good sample smart growth and natural resource protection ordinances chosen from among New Jersey's 566 municipalities.