Urban Sprawl is the growth of scattered, poorly planned development in communities across the nation, often negatively impacting public health and the environment. Communities and governments are looking to manage urban and suburban growth with smart growth solutions.
Environmental Law Institute - Sustainable Use of Land Program
The Preservation Institute
Congress for New Urbanism
Learn about the philosophy behind New Urbanism.
Urban Land Institute
Resources on urban revitalization, smart growth, and transportation.
American Farmland Trust
Learn about efforts around the nation to preserve farmland and promote environmentally responsible farming practices.
ELI "Planning for Biodiversity: Authorities in State Land Use Laws" 2003
Sierra Club - Stopping Sprawl
Reports and activist resources on sprawl, smart growth, transportation, and livable communities.
ELI .Ten Things Wrong with Sprawl.
Chad Emerson, The Smart Code Solution to Sprawl, Island Press 2007 (guide to implementation of a comprehensive planning code)
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
Slightly outdated clearinghouse for resources on sprawl with information and links on smart growth, federal policies, state-by-state information, land conservation, etc.
Information about urban sprawl, including essays, books, and current news. It offers solutions and resources for halting sprawl.
Preservenet: "Unplanning: Livable Cities and Political Choices," Charles Siegel 2010 (advocating going beyond the urban sprawl movement and put direct political limits on urban growth)