24 Apr '12, 12pm

#smartgrowth should be considered a tool, but not the goal: #urbanplanning #placemaking

#smartgrowth should be considered a tool, but not the goal: #urbanplanning #placemaking

The "Placemakers" are right that Smart Growth needs to look beyond numbers to create sustainable communities, but numbers can and do help us look beyond simple statistics - especially if those numbers are relevant to the experiences of individuals and communities. Smart Growthers are in love with buildings and therefore often focus on them to the exclusion of people. What if we focused on numbers about people and their communities - wouldn't that help us create a better picture of an equitable, healthy and sustainble future? Take for example the plethora of data that shows we can predict a person's health by the zip code they live in. Health data assemble through a Health Impact Assessment can help us to make places that support healthier individuals. Data used in UC Berkeley's Resiliance Capacity Index can help us to make places that better support communities. When looke...

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