Getting Your City Unstuck

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Small communities throughout the United States are looking for ways to strengthen their economies, provide better quality of life, and build on local assets. Many small towns are facing challenges, including rapid growth at metropolitan edges, declining populations, and loss of farms and working lands. Slow-growing and shrinking areas might find that their policies are not bringing the prosperity they seek, while fast-growing areas at the edge of metropolitan regions face metropolitan-style development pressures. Asset-based planning strategies can help small communities achieve their goals for growth and development while maintaining their distinctive character.


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