Finding Common Ground: Measuring Smart Growth in Rhode Island
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Edgar Adams, Brian Boisvert
In this study we used the Weighted Overlay tool in ArcGIS to evaluate both developed and undeveloped land in order to measure the potential of this land to contribute to established smart growth objectives. This analysis allows local communities determine where the most sustainable development sites are and whether there is adequate land within designated Growth Centers to accommodate future growth, including state mandated Low and Moderate Income housing.