Welcome to the Community Growth Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.
Background and Overview
Introduces relationships among community growth, demographics, resource use, and pollution prevention. It provides historical information and trends useful to policymakers, educators and students, grant writers, community and trade groups, researchers, journalists, private citizens, and others.
Describes the decision making, planning, and action taking processes in developing and managing community growth plans. It points out the importance of involving the necessary people and groups. Emphasizes how communities determine growth and pollution prevention priorities. Offers indicators that can be used to measure change in quality over time.
Reasons for Change
Describes why communities of all sizes are changing the way they plan, regulate, and accommodate growth, and why planning and plan management are seen as necessary tools to attain a healthy economy and a healthy environment. The section also provides information on how pollution restricts economic growth and negatively impacts human health.
Describes practices that combine pollution prevention with affordable community growth to create communities where people want to live. Links to examples, case studies, and guidelines illustrating how pollution prevention contributes to sustainable growth.
Where To Go for Help
National and regional contacts for technical assistance plus links to organizations offering complementary services to those dealing with community growth issues.
Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.