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NAHB's Smart Growth Resources
Smart Growth means meeting increased housing demand in "smarter ways" by planning for and building to higher densities, preserving meaningful open space and protecting environmentally-sensitive areas.

Urban Land Institute
Facilitates public and political debate on urban issues, offers publications, journals, reports and databases.

Congress for the New Urbanism
The non-profit CNU promotes the principles of New Urbanism, which include coherent regional planning, walkable neighborhoods, and attractive, accommodating civic spaces.

Planners Web
City and regional planning resources, including publications, articles, guides, links to other sites.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Natural Landscaping
Hardy, primarily native plantings well adapted to the local climate and soil provide a cost-effective alternative to conventional turf grass lawns.

Green Landscaping with Native Plants
Landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses improves the environment.

Water Efficient Landscape Planner
Explains the basics of landscape planning; provides guidelines and suggestions to help users select plants appropriate to their needs.

Green Communities Beneficial Landscaping
Describes the potential harmful effects of traditional landscaping and current landscape maintenance practices.

U.S. Department of Energy

Landscaping to Save Energy
Describes how landscaping can reduce energy bills.

American Society of Landscape Architects
Raises the visibility and influence of the landscaping profession.

Landscape Architecture On-Line
Magazine produced by ASLA.

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