Report: New York Smart Growth Law Makes Progress, Could Improve

Jun 21st, 2012 | By | Category: General

In 2010, Albany passed an important bill that directed state agencies to make infrastructure spending decisions in accordance with smart growth principles, but observers cautioned that the legislation’s success hinged on robust implementation.

A recently released report examines just that issue. Empire State Future’s “Smarter Growth: The Implementation of the Smart Growth Public Infrastructure Policy Act” summarizes the results of a series of exchanges with state agencies and authorities, during which the report’s authors asked officials about their progress in implementing the legislation (known as PIPA).

PIPA calls for a smart growth impact statement (SGIS) to accompany public infrastructure projects, a document that outlines the project’s adherence to relevant smart growth criteria delineated in the law. The law also requires the creation of smart growth advisory committees at state infrastructure agencies.

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