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New Name Reflects Land Use Solutions

The Vermont Forum on Sprawl is pleased to announce we have adopted a new name – Smart Growth Vermont.
“Since the Forum was founded in 1998, our focus has naturally evolved from raising public awareness about the issue to providing the tools and assistance communities need to engage in smart growth initiatives,” said Executive Director, Noelle MacKay. “Our new name, Smart Growth Vermont, more accurately reflects this approach.”
Our new name was formally announced at our 2007 Smart Growth Awards Celebration on September 13th at the Main Street Landing in Burlington.
“Whether we’re talking about attracting business and jobs to our downtowns, taking action to reduce the threat of climate change or providing housing opportunities for all Vermonters, how we use our land is a key factor in addressing these challenges,” MacKay said. “Smart growth provides a vision, framework and tools for creating land use policies that respect our unique landscape.”
Our new name, Smart Growth Vermont, was the product of a recent strategic planning process that outlined the organization’s goals over three years. Much of our work over that period focuses at both the state and community levels on bringing together diverse interests, seeking common ground and crafting innovative land use solutions.
Visit our new website at www.smartgrowthvermont.org to learn how we can help your community plan for smart growth.