This dynamic database website is a resource for communities (their professional planners, public agencies, and concerned citizens) to identify tools and processes for better community design and decision making.

This website was developed by PlaceMatters with financial support from the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. Several of the tools listed in this database come from an EPA report on Projected Land-Use Change.

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