Smart Growth for the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Smart, sustainable coastal growth creates close-knit communities that benefit from their natural surroundings. By discouraging sprawl and producing compact, walkable neighborhoods, cities can meet the growing desire of homeowners and businesses to invest in both a property and its place in the environment. Coastal areas will find solutions in this Toolbox to achieve a unique sense of community; expand the range of transportation, employment, and housing choices; equitably distribute the costs and benefits of development; preserve and enhance natural and cultural resources; and increase resiliency to natural hazards.