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About the Images

The images on our landing page are artists' renderings that show how Smart Growth principles can transform underused areas into vibrant, healthy communities.

The images of the Lansing, Mich. waterfront were created by Urban Advantage to illustrate how a community might develop around a decommissioned and repurposed power plant. The revitalized area could include housing, commercial development, and, eventually, a busy downtown area where people would venture both during the day and after dark.

Learn more about computer-aided imaging in Chapter 4 of the Smart Growth Toolkit: Smart Growth in Practice (PDF: 2MB).

NAR's Smart Growth program offers resources that help you make a difference in your community:

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