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Smart Growth

Florida Department of Health in Broward County


“Smart Growth” is a comprehensive approach to development used in many cities across the nation which incorporates the following principles:

  • Provide a range of housing opportunities and choices
  • Aim to increase efficiency of utilizing water and energy resources
  • Preserve and create open space
  • Create distinctive buildings and neighborhoods with a strong sense of place
  • Promote mixed land uses serviced by a variety of transportation modes
  • Make development decisions more predictable, quicker and cost effective
  • Create walkable sites, neighborhoods and community designs
  • Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration
  • Promote regional collaboration
  • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities
  • Take advantage of compact building design

In order to improve the health of Broward County residents, and promote livable and sustainable, DOH-Broward serves on the Board of Directors of the Smart Growth Partnership, Southeast Florida Initiative.

Additional Information:

Smart Growth Partnership
Environmental Health and Land Use Development Checklist pdf-icon
Smart Growth Public Health Brochurepdf-icon