Ep: 027 – Smart Growth

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Ep: 027 - Smart Growth
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This week we are talking about Smart Growth. Sounds like something you add to your plants at home. No, not what we’re talking about.  Recently Clarice went to Ohio, and a few month ago Marisa took a trip to Montana. Both states are pretty wide open compared to what we see around Rhode Island.  What happens when all the land is gone?  You can grow outward any more, you have to grow up.  So the idea behind smart growth is that you get developers to start looking at particular areas where they can mix uses, commercial and residential, retail and residential in a setting that already has some infrastructure.  So you’re not necessarily even talking about new development.  You could be talking about redevelopment.

 

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