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A collection of resources from the Gloucester County Library System for information regarding the concept of Placemaking through Civic Design/Urban Planning.


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Welcome to the GCLS Smart Growth/New Urbanism Guide.

This guide provides easy access to authoritative information regarding Smart Growth and New Urbanism.

What is Smart Growth/New Urbanism?

"Smart growth" covers a range of development and conservation strategies that help protect our natural environment and make our communities more attractive, economically stronger, and more socially diverse. -

New Urbanism is the revival of our lost art of place-making, and is essentially a re-ordering of the built environment into the form of complete cities, towns, villages, and neighborhoods - the way communities have been built for centuries around the world. -

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