The purpose of this report is two-fold. First, it makes the case that advocates of both pollution prevention (P2) and sustainable growth have largely overlapping agendas and thus should be encouraged to cooperate to maximize the impact of both movements. Second, this report explores the details of that agenda and highlights exactly how the same means can achieve the dual ends of these two groups. It summarizes specific steps that state and local governmental agencies can do to decelerate sprawl and environmentally damaging development in western states. For each practice, we explain the concept and then provide real examples of how creative individuals have implemented it on the ground in their own communities. The report concludes with some over-arching issues, such as regional collaboration and measuring progress towards well-managed growth, as well as a top ten list of resources.
The Potential for a P2 – Managed Growth Connection in Western States