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Handbook on Smart Growth
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Handbook on Smart Growth

Promise, Principles, and Prospects for Planning

9781789904680 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, Director, National Center for Smart Growth, Associate Dean, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, Rebecca Lewis, Associate Professor, Planning, Public Policy and Management, Co-Director, Institute for Policy Research and Engagement, University of Oregon, Arnab Chakraborty, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Katy June-Friesen, Ph.D. candidate, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Editor, National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland, US
Publication Date: 2022 ISBN: 978 1 78990 468 0 Extent: 400 pp
This timely Research Handbook examines the evolution of smart growth over the past three decades, mapping the trajectory from its original principles to its position as an important paradigm in urban planning today. Critically analysing the original concept of smart growth and how it has been embedded in state and local plans, contributions from top scholars in the field illustrate what smart growth has accomplished since its conception, as well as to what extent it has achieved its goals. 

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This timely Research Handbook examines the evolution of smart growth over the past three decades, mapping the trajectory from its original principles to its position as an important paradigm in urban planning today. Critically analysing the original concept of smart growth and how it has been embedded in state and local plans, contributions from top scholars in the field illustrate what smart growth has accomplished since its conception, as well as to what extent it has achieved its goals. 

Providing an overview of the history of smart growth, the book further examines its changing governance over time, and the new horizons for smart growth, exploring ways to confront contemporary challenges in urban planning. Illuminating key issues in the field, from urban sprawl to gentrification, that the original principles failed to address, this insightful Handbook advocates for the expansion of smart growth principles to meet the emerging challenges of the modern world, concluding with an agenda for a ‘smart growth 2.0’. 

Informative and comprehensive, this Handbook will prove to be essential reading for researchers, academics and students of urban planning. Its proposals for the future evolution of smart growth will also serve as an accessible and up-to-date reference point for urban planning professionals, activists and policymakers.
Critical Acclaim
‘Too often when a new and transformational movement emerges, we do not take time to contemplate and evaluate its achievements and shortcomings. This crucial and comprehensive volume on smart growth gives us a much-needed critical reflection on how the movement unfolded and how it continues to impact urbanization as new challenges arrive in the 21st century. A must-read for every urbanist, whether professional or armchair!’
– Karen Chapple, University of Toronto, Canada

‘Full of counter-intuitive and often sobering insights, this volume is not just incredibly timely, it's indispensable as a reference on the past, present and uncertain future of the smart growth ideal.’
– Xavier de Souza Briggs, Brookings Metro, US

‘The Handbook is a sobering assessment of the movement’s progress over its first generation. While its success has been too elusive for many advocates, this book shows that smart growth’s progress over just a generation is impressive, nonetheless. Using lessons from the first generation, the Handbook is the platform that will guide research, policy, and practice over the next generation.’
– Arthur C. Nelson, University of Arizona, US
Contributors
Contributors: Jacob Becker, Philip R. Berke, Martin A. Bierbaum, Ariel H. Bierbaum, John I. Carruthers, Arnab Chakraborty, Tim Chapin, Kelly J. Clifton, Casey Dawkins, Reid Ewing, Nicholas Finio, Andrea Garfinkel-Castro, Steven R. Gehrke, Robert Goodspeed, Bernadette Hanlon, Marccus D. Hendricks, Katy June-Friesen, Jonathan P. Katz, Nikhil Kaza, Jinyhup Kim, Elijah Knaap, Gerrit-Jan Knaap, John D. Landis, Rebecca Lewis, Willow Lung-Amam, Lori Lynch, David A. Newburn, Yan Song, Emily Talen, Jeffrey M. Vincent, Haoluan Wang, Hanxue Wei, Timothy F. Welch, Lucien Wostenholme
Contents
Contents:

Preface xvii
Introduction xix

PART I SMART GROWTH HISTORY, PERFORMANCE,
AND GOVERNANCE
1 Smart growth: introduction, history, and an agenda for the future 2
John D. Landis
2 Smart growth governance in historical context: the rise and fall
of states 35
Martin A. Bierbaum, Rebecca Lewis, and Tim Chapin

PART II SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES: THE LOCATION
OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
3 Urban containment as smart growth 60
John I. Carruthers, Hanxue Wei, and Lucien Wostenholme
4 Farmland and forest conservation: evaluation of smart growth
policies and tools 75
David A. Newburn, Lori Lynch, and Haoluan Wang
5 Redevelopment and the smart growth movement: definitions,
consequences, and future considerations 92
Bernadette Hanlon

PART III SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES: THE FORM AND
FUNCTION OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
6 Promoting mixed land uses for smart growth: implications and
recommendations for research and practice 111
Yan Song
7 The urban design requirements of smart growth 128
Emily Talen
8 Smart growth and housing choice 145
Casey Dawkins and Jinyhup Kim

PART IV SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES: THE
TRANSPORTATION-LAND USE CONNECTION
9 A step ahead for smart growth: creating walkable neighborhoods 168
Kelly J. Clifton
10 Transportation: a facilitator of and barrier to smart growth 188
Timothy F. Welch and Steven R. Gehrke

PART V NEW HORIZONS FOR SMART GROWTH: HEALTH
AND EQUITY
11 Planning for opportunity: linking smart growth to public
education and workforce development 207
Ariel H. Bierbaum, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Jonathan P. Katz
12 Smart growth and public health: making the connection 228
Andrea Garfinkel-Castro and Reid Ewing
13 Smart growth’s misbegotten legacy: gentrification 245
Nicholas Finio and Elijah Knaap
14 Growing together or apart? Critical tensions in charting an
equitable smart growth future 259
Willow Lung-Amam and Katy June-Friesen

PART VI NEW HORIZONS FOR SMART GROWTH:
CLIMATE, ENERGY, AND TECHNOLOGY
15 Community resilience to environmental hazards and climate
change: can smart growth make a difference? 277
Marccus D. Hendricks and Philip R. Berke
16 Tale of two sprawls: energy planning and challenges for smart growth 291
Jacob Becker and Nikhil Kaza
17 Leveraging the promise of smart cities to advance smart growth 307
Robert Goodspeed

PART VII UNFINISHED BUSINESS: WHERE DOES SMART
GROWTH GO FROM HERE?
18 Toward a “Smart Growth 2.0” 324
Gerrit-Jan Knaap, Rebecca Lewis, Arnab Chakraborty and Katy
June-Friesen

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