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Will Easton, Jeffrey Solari, Josh Weisman

Feature: Building Better Reports: I and II

Guides to America's Best New Development Projects
These first-of-their-kind Sierra Club reports highlight America's best new development projects, based on their ability to offer transportation choices, revitalize neighborhoods, and preserve local values. They spotlight some of the movers and shakersódevelopers, architects, local officials, activistsóresponsible for making these innovative projects a reality.

Building Better I, 2005. (2 MB PDF file, 32 pages)
Building Better II, 2006. (2 MB PDF file, 28 pages)

Feature: Healthy Growth Calculator

Where do you want to live?
The design of a community can reduce land, pavement, water and driving consumption. Using real communities, explore how healthy growth uses land, public transit, roadways and other public infrastructure efficiently, and pollutes less. Use the calculator.

Feature: Fixing Roads and Bridges First

Fix It First! One in four bridges nationwide is in bad shape and in need of repair. Our roads are also suffering, with one in six interstate miles in need of repair. For families and commuters, these rocky roads and rickety bridges create major safety problems. Instead of fixing what we have, Congress is expected to spend billions of taxpayer dollars on expensive pork projects we don't need.

Read more about these misplaced priorities and what you can do about it.
Rebuild the Gulf Coast, don't waste billions on pork.

Feature: Community Transformations

Community TransformationsWhat do smart growth and infill development look like? These computer-generated simulations are designed to demonstrate how sprawling communities can be revitalized and made more livable.

See the community transformations.

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