Smart growth is sensible growth and speaks to economic growth that consciously seeks to avoid wastefulness and damage to the environment and communities.
Smart growth is a comprehensive approach to build and maintain our city. Smart growth means building urban, suburban and rural communities with housing and transportation choices near jobs, shops and schools. This approach supports local economies and protects the environment.
At the heart of the American dream is the simple hope that each of us can choose to live in a neighborhood that is beautiful, safe, affordable and easy to get around. Smart growth works toward that end. Smart growth creates healthy communities with strong local businesses. Smart growth creates neighborhoods with schools and shops nearby and low-cost ways to get around for all our citizens. Smart growth creates jobs that pay well and reinforces the foundations of our economy. We want to great neighborhoods in Garland, and smart growth strategies help make that want a reality.