Growing Wealthier, a report by the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), examines how smart growth can enhance prosperity. According to the report, efficient urban planning, or smart growth, generates economic benefits for local businesses, households and governments. Reduced driving and efficient land use planning are strongly interconnected with economic growth and better quality of life.
The report notes that the real estate market is being reshaped by demand for walkable communities and that cities investing in public transportation and downtown development are experiencing cost savings, growing tax revenues, increased property values and booming retail sales. Read the report …… (Please note – It takes a couple minutes to download).