Share this entry
smart growth Syllabification: smart growth

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of smart growth in English:


Planned economic and community development that attempts to curb urban sprawl and worsening environmental conditions.
Example sentences
  • I might add that Yonkers is, in fact, old school smart growth.
  • Last year, five of the six smart growth bills never made it out of committee; the sixth was defeated on the floor.
  • And unless Edmonton's city council develops a land use plan to ensure smart growth, urban sprawl could cripple the city within a few decades.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources