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Cities and towns nationwide are looking for ways to reinvent themselves. Smart growth, which emphasizes neighborhood revitalization over suburban sprawl, is the solution! See how utilizing smart growth principles could transform these sample communities into vital, thriving places.

From Wasted Space to Gathering Place

Honolulu, HI
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Smart on a Small Scale

Memphis, TN
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Variety Beats Uniformity

Mount Pleasant, SC
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The Mall is Dead. Long Live Smart Shopping!

Glenview, IL
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Light Rail, Right Time

Tempe, AZ
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