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:
- Water and Sewer Infrastructure: Empire State Development, the Western NY Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Plant and NY’s SGPIPA
- The Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act and New York’s Local Governments
- An Opportunity to Make NY Smarter about Smart Growth (short CaRDI Research and Policy Brief)
- Community and the Politics of Open Space: Reflections on a Walmart Development Controversy [First published on the web in 1996; brief update appended in 2008], by David Kay, Community and Regional Development Institute.