"The sum total of all real estate development -- plus
capital improvements in roads, schools, and other public
sector activities -- quite literally shapes our world."
How will your community grow?
A key question for the future of our state and our communities is whether we can shape growth in ways that results in vibrant communities, strong economies, and a healthy environment or whether we will be consumed by the pressures growth can place on our roadways, schools, and natural assets. The quality of life in Colorado hangs on how we answer this question.
Whether the place where you live is growing too fast or too slow, the scorecard will help your community direct growth in ways that make communities great places to live – thriving downtown and business areas, vibrant public spaces, healthy natural environments – and a unique sense of place.
How can you use the Scorecard?
The Scorecard was developed by the Colorado Center for Healthy
Communities, in partnership with
Orton Family Foundation. This project has been made
possible through the financial support from the
Foundation and local governments, and the financial and
staff support of The Orton Family Foundation. The Colorado
Smart Growth Scorecard is adapted from the Vermont Smart
Growth Scorecard with the permission of the
Vermont Forum on
Sprawl.[ For a PDF copy of the
Vermont Smart Growth Scorecard click
For a PDF copy of the Vermont Smart Growth Scorecard click here.]
The Colorado Smart Growth Scorecard is available for $5 each (includes postage and handling). Scorecards are $2.50 for bulk orders over 20. There is an additional postage fee for bulk orders.
1-20 scorecards = $5 each
EPA Smart Growth Overview of Scorecord Tools
(incl. CO Scorecard)
"Trend is not destiny."
-- Rene Dubois
Key Elements for Smart Growth:
Smart Growth Links:
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
-- Charles Darwin
Healthy Mountain Communities
last update 05.25.2007