[smahrt grohth] ; noun
1. A way to build cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.
2. Smart growth is an approach to development that encourages a mix of building types and uses, diverse housing and transportation options, development in downtown areas, and community engagement. This kind of development promotes the economic growth and social equity necessary for progress.
We'll be talking about five areas where smart growth can impact the Burlington Metro Area: