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Smart Growth Vermont Launches Indicators of Downtown Health Program

How “healthy” are Vermont’s downtowns? Are the programs designed to strengthen downtowns actually working? What else can be done to ensure that downtowns remain the civic, economic, and cultural heart of Vermont’s communities?
These questions are the driving force behind a major new initiative from Smart Growth Vermont. With support from the Windham Foundation, the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Walter Cerf Community Fund, Smart Growth Vermont is working with a range of partners to develop a set of “indicators of downtown health.” These indicators will provide an objective standard by which to assess the current status of any downtown in Vermont and to track their health over time.
To learn more, please visit the Downtown Indicators web page.