Geoffrey Anderson, president of Smart Growth America, commented: "What business would ever tell its units not to talk to each other?
What does SGA stand for?
SGA stands for Smart Growth America
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- Shared Global Area
- Sheila Greco Associates, LLC (Amsterdam, NY)
- Sierpinski Gasket Antenna
- Sigint Geospatial Analyst
- Slavic Gospel Association (Loves Park, IL; est. 1934)
- Small for Gestational Age
- Small Government Act of 2001 (Massachusetts)
- Small Grant Application (various organizations)
- Small Group Activity
- Smart Growth Alliance (various locations)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Smart Growth America, a community-building advocacy organization, analyzed state data on the infrastructure projects funded by the federal stimulus, and concludes in its new "Lessons from the Stimulus" report that transit and road maintenance projects trump new road construction in terms of producing jobs (see the full report below).
ÒWhen youÕve been a sleepy community and then suddenly thereÕs a real big interest in your area, thereÕs a tendency, first, to be underprepared,Ó said David Goldberg, communications director of Smart Growth America, a national coalition of community groups advocating for better urban planning.
According to a Smart Growth America survey, Atlanta has the third lowest "street connectivity" score in America--that is, its streets do not connect with each other, just as O'Toole would like.
In a recent study by the National Association of Realtors and Smart Growth America, six in 10 prospective homebuyers said they preferred a neighborhood with a shorter commute and amenities such as shops, restaurants, schools, libraries and public transportation within walking distance over a large-lot neighborhood with a longer commute and limited options for walking.
In its groundbreaking 2002 report titled Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact, Smart Growth America defined sprawl as the outcome of four related factors: tow residential density; a poor mix of homes, jobs, and services; limited activity centers and downtown areas; and limited options for walking or biking.
Sprawl--defined by Smart Growth America as unplanned urban growth outside the existing infrastructure-- continues to plague our cities and countryside.
The rapid spread of sprawling suburbs in the United States is substantially limiting the amount of water that can filter into the soil to recharge aquifers and provide underground flows to rivers and lakes, according to a new report by American Rivers, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Smart Growth America.