Gallery: California Study Finds Huge Savings in Smart Growth Plans


A new California study has found that smart growth is even smarter than you might have thought. Conducted by the influential urban design firm Calthorpe Associates to help the state guide implementation of its 2008 first-in-the-nation strategic growth law, the analysis weighed 10 years of the status quo against “urban infill and compact growth” geared toward public transit. It found huge benefits in number of important metrics — read on for a look.

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