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Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes is the first major evaluation of smart growth policies in the United States, the result of a two-year effort involving 21 contributing researchers convened by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The report is based on an analysis of empirical evidence using data from the US Census, Census of Government, Natural Resources Inventory, and many other sources, to determine whether four states with formal statewide smart growth policies — Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and Oregon — achieved the stated objectives of those policies, typically spelled out in legislation. The five major policy objectives and performance measures were promoting compact development and containing sprawl; protecting undeveloped land and open space; providing a variety of transportation options; maintaining affordable housing; and achieving positive fiscal impacts. The study also includes analysis of four other states without formal statewide smart growth legislation: Colorado, Indiana, Texas, and Virginia. The executive summary and chapters of the report are available for media for downloading below.