Adapting Planning and Environmental Approaches to Meet the Challenges of an Urban Residential Mixed-Use Strategy for Smart Growth by Jessica A. Johnson & Daniel P. Bane


...This article first gives the reader a background into the planning movement from Euclidian zoning to smart growth and then explains how environmental concerns have increased the demand for smart growth strategies, including mixed use. The challenges of creating a mixed-use district by introducing residential infill into existing urban commercial/industrial areas is discussed followed by the suggestions for methods to plan a sustainable mixed-use community. Finally, this article encourages using a programmatic approach to conduct environmental review of urban residential mixed-use plans...

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