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Reports on Smart Growth

Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act of 2010 (NYS)

The Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act (SGPIPA), enacted into law in 2010, for the first time requires NYS agencies and authorities to formally take Smart Growth principles, as defined in the law, into account before supporting infrastructure projects.

The law, while directly affecting only state agencies and authorities, has indirect implications for local governments and communities seeking support from the state for their infrastructure projects.

CaRDI, with support from the NYS Water Resources Institute, has studied the implementation of this law and its implications for local communities. The following reports are available: