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Historic Preservation and Smart Growth

Smart Growth is a national movement that has now spread to Wisconsin. The Smart Growth movement is a reaction to the threats of Urban Sprawl, or unplanned, unsightly and wasteful growth.

With the passage of Act 25 in 2005 (revising the original 1999 legislation from Act 9), Wisconsin demonstrated its continued dedication to be among the progressive states seeking a solution through comprehensive planning.

Learn more about Smart Growth from a both a national and state perspective. See how the Society is actively participating by providing technical assistance to professional planners and general guidance to local government officials and historic preservation organizations.

  A Guide to Smart Growth and Cultural Resource Planning


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