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Smart Growth:

Smart Growth

  • Toolkit: Getting Density Right
    Collaborative effort between NMHC and the Urban Land Insitute, this book describes tools communities can use to promote compact development. Includes case studies of eight successful communities. (May 2008)
  • Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact
    New publication by ULI, NMHC and the Sierra Club that debunks eight widespread misconceptions about higher-density development. Perfect for combating opposition to new apartment development.
  • Free PowerPoint: Re-Thinking Density
    Visually compelling PowerPoint presentation that makes the case for higher-density development and rebuts common myths and fears associated with density. Collaborative effort by NMHC, the Sierra Club and the Urban Land Institute. (May 2005)
  • Apartment Myths
    Articles and research refuting the most common myths about apartments and the people who live in them.

Overcoming NIMBY Opposition

NMHC resources to help housing advocates overcome Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) opposition.