Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Get involved in Arizona's "smart growth" initiatives

[Source: Jan Lesher, Director, Arizona Department of Commerce] -- The Arizona Department of Commerce has launched a new Smart Growth website to provide a one-stop-shop for smart growth resources and to highlight the agency’s new Office of Smart Growth. This Office engages in planning and zoning technical assistance, boards and commissions training, public participation, military land use compatibility, and an expanded smart growth focus. The new website includes:
  • Information on the Governor’s Growth Cabinet, Growth Cabinet Advisory Board, and Smart Growth Interagency Committee.
  • The Arizona Smart Growth Scorecard.
  • Smart Growth resources (such as data, pilot projects, emerging trends, and educational materials).

The intent of the new website is to provide a comprehensive primary resource, or clearinghouse, for strategies and actions related to Smart Growth. The website is dynamic as new services, events, and technologies will be continually developed, monitored, and incorporated by the Office of Smart Growth. The website marks an exciting and powerful milestone for the Arizona Department of Commerce.

We encourage you to “surf” through our new Smart Growth website and hope you will find this resource useful. Please feel free to provide the Office of Smart Growth with your input by calling (602) 771-1191.