Reconnecting America People * Places * Possibility

Compact And Complete Communities

Two reports by Professor Gary Pivo that explore compact and complete communities have been added to the Resouce Center best practices database.

The 1996 report Toward sustainable urbanization on Mainstreet Cascadia identifies growth patterns that promote sustainable development and points to "low impact cities" that might be models for other cities to follow. The paper includes a Compact and Complete Community Index.

The followup report in 2005, Creating Compact and Complete Communities: Seven Propositions For Success, expolores the example of Kirkland, WA, the most compact and complete suburb in Washington State. Detailed study of the Kirkland case produced Seven Propositions for Success.