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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE College Park, Maryland 20742

College Park, Maryland 20742
301.405. 6788 TEL 301.314.5639 FAX
National Center for Smart Growth
Research and Education
Contact: John W. Frece
(301) 405-6799, jfrece@umd.edu
State Agencies Lax in Tracking Smart Growth Spending
Inconsistent Reporting Makes It Difficult to Determine Why
Smart Growth Laws are not having their Intended Effects
College Park, Md. (October 1, 2007) State agencies have been lax in tracking
and regularly reporting where they spend growth-related funds as required by
Maryland's 10-year-old Smart Growth law a shortcoming that makes it difficult to
evaluate why the state's incentive-based approach is not having much success,
according to a new study by the National Center for Smart Growth Research and
"Due to the lack of reporting, it is impossible to determine the share of `growth-
related' spending that was spent for projects within [Priority Funding Areas] for any year
since the Act was passed. As a result it is impossible to assess what, if any, effect state


Source: Anisimov, Mikhail - Institute for Physical Science and Technology & Department of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park


Collections: Physics; Materials Science