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Top : Society : Issues : Environment : Growth and Sprawl (29 web sites)
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Campaign for Sensible Growth
Coalition of government, civic, and business leaders in northeastern Illinois. Presents information on the campaign, news, and resources.
http://www.growingsensibly.org/

Environmental Protection Agency: Smart Growth
Includes introduction and detailed information on smart growth, plus news, publications, and policies.
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/

Moving Sustainable Development from Theory to Practice in the U.S.
A quick-study outline of sustainable development for planners and policy-makers, with extensive web references for more in-depth information on each topic. Written by Beryl Magilavy, past director of San Francisco's Department of the Environment.
http://www.sustainable-city.org/document/primer/index.html

National Town Builders Association
Serves builders and developers in an effort to build traditional neighborhoods and town centers though smart growth principles.
http://www.ntba.net/

Preservation Institute
Information and resources about alternatives to dehumanizing modern trends on social and environmental quality.
http://www.preservenet.com/

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns Inc.
Charitable corporation promotes changes in attitudes and policies that promote suburban sprawl.
http://www.saveourlandsaveourtowns.org/

Scenic America
Information and resources from an advocacy organization that wants to protect the scenic qualities of communities and roadways.
http://www.scenic.org/

Sierra Club: Stopping Sprawl
The Challenge to the Sprawl Campaign works to fight poorly planned runaway development and promotes smart growth communities.
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/

Smart Growth America
Nationwide coalition promoting a better way to grow; one that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, preserves scenic and historic resources, and makes communities more livable.
http://smartgrowthamerica.org/

Smart Growth BC
A non-profit society that works to limit sprawl in British Columbia. Includes case studies, examples and local news.
http://www.smartgrowth.bc.ca/

Sprawl Watch
Clearinghouse with news, information and resource links about land-use, community planning and preservation.
http://www.sprawlwatch.org/

The Funders' Network
A resource for foundations, nonprofit organizations, and other partners working to solve the problems created by suburban sprawl and urban disinvestment.
http://www.fundersnetwork.org/

Wikipedia: Urban Sprawl
Publicly-editable encyclopedia entry supplies examples and arguments for and against sprawl.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_sprawl