Sustainable Communities Indicators Research Paper Series: Land Use Trends

In support of the Transportation and Climate Initiative’s Sustainable Communities’ work, the Georgetown Climate Center and Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy recently released research papers examining 11 potential indicators that could help measure progress in promoting sustainable communities and demonstrate the benefits of such policies. As one of the papers in that series, this paper examines two indicators—growth in previously developed/designated acres, and acres of agricultural or natural lands protected—and explores approaches that can be used to track development trends.
Click here for additional research papers examining sustainable communities indicators and a brief summarizing their findings.