What do you mean by Smart Growth?

Smart Growth is a term that describes growth patterns and locations that reflect sensible investment decisions and respect impacts at both the municipal and regional level. Generally speaking, Smart Growth does not promote sprawl, preserves open space and farmland, provides infrastructure and services to residents in an efficient manner, combats traffic and roadway tie-ups by maximizing mass transit availability and develops land in an efficient manner that protects community character. New Jersey's Smart Growth Initiative is carried out by the State Planning Commission and the Office of State Planning.

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1. What is a County Growth Management Plan?
2. How do County Growth Management Plans relate to local planning?
3. How will the State Plan influence the new County Growth Management Plan?
4. What is the Plan Endorsement process?
5. How can I play a role in preparing the County Master Plan?
6. What is the Smart Growth Planning Grant Program?
7. What do you mean by Smart Growth?