What We Do

The Coalition serves as a catalyst for thoughtful, inclusive decision-making about community growth and development. The Coalition lends the combined resources of its members to communities interested in quality growth planning and development. The work of the Coalition is based on three main objectives:

What we do:

  1. Engage communities to implement quality growth projects
  2. Supportpublic policy for quality growth
  3. Educate the public on quality growth

This work will ensure that all citizens, the development community, and governments benefit from the choices that quality growth provides.

Some of these benefits include:

Benefits for Citizens:

Housing

Whether you choose to live in a condo a townhouse, a granny flat or a home in the suburbs, affordable housing options should be available within a community of your preference.

Transportation

Quality Growth planning choices you make today will encourage the development of driving alternatives, including cycling, walking, ride share, telecommuting. Quality growth planning choices also encourages greaterefficiency in public transit, including bus and rail plus opportunitiesthrough bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail and commuter rail.

Additional points of interest regarding how transportation affects you:

Do you know what your commute costs? Try this calculation.

Are you aware of rewards being offered to those who ride share?

Green open spaces

Quality Growth ensures green field preservation and open spaces, and creates public recreation areas. Quality growth requires developments to allocate a significant percentage of the area to green space, ensuring a better built environment and efficient land use, and protecting our natural resources such as clean air and water.

Benefits for Government:

The Coalition will lend their expertise and support to local governments who embrace the four principles of Quality Growth. Quality Growth will result in economic growth, efficient transportation modes, and the preservation of natural resources such as water.

Benefits for the Development Community:

The Coalition supports developers who meet quality growth criteria in their projects. The Coalition is positioned to assist developers in certain phases of the development process when support for quality growth principles is needed in the development process. Additionally, the Coalition will provide targeted efforts to remove barriers that artificially restrict the market for housing.