Smart Growth Resources
As our region continues to grow and expand, it is important that development occurs in an environmentally-friendly way.
MARC provides these resources for smart growth in aspects of land use and green infrastructure.
- Academy for Sustainable Communities
- Information on green buildings - environmentally responsible and healthy places to live and work.
- Natural Resources Inventory - an inventory of digital map data showing valuable natural resource assets and ecological features in the Kansas City region.
- MetroGreen® - a proposed 1,144-mile interconnected regional system of public and private open spaces, greenways and trails.
Creating Quality Places - Because a clean and healthy environment is a critical element of a quality place, the design of quality places balances environmental, economic and social considerations.