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  Links to information on urban growth issues  

Urban Growth and Open Space in Illinois
Illinois Tomorrow: Balanced Growth Clearinghouse - www.state.il.us/state/balanced/
Illinois Growth Task Force - dnr.state.il.us/orep/igtf/index.htm
Campaign for Sensible Growth - www.growingsensibly.org
Metropolitan Planning Council - www.metroplanning.org
Chicago Metropolis 2020 - www.chicagometropolis2020.org/index.htm
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning - - www.cmap.illinois.gov
Openlands - www.openlands.org
American Farmland Trust - www.farmland.org
Chicago Wilderness - www.chicagowilderness.org
University of Illinois, Department of Urban and Regional Planning - www.urban.uiuc.edu/guide/index.html

General Urban Sprawl / "Smart Growth"
National Governor's Association: Center for Best Practices - http://www.nga.org/center/topics/1,1188,D_404,00.html
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse - www.sprawlwatch.org
Smart Growth Network - www.smartgrowth.org
Sprawl Guide - www.plannersweb.com/sprawl/home.html

Reports on Planning and Smart Growth
Planning for Natural Resources: A Guide to Including Natural Resources in Local Comprehensive Planning - http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/landuse/smart_growth/urbplan_bk.pdf
Getting to Smart Growth:100 Policies for Implementation - http://www.smartgrowth.org/pdf/gettosg.pdf
Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook - http://www.planning.org/growingsmart/index.htm
Planning for Smart Growth: 2002 State of the States - http://www.planning.org/growingsmart/states2002.htm

Various Views of Urban Growth
Advocates
American Planning Association - www.planning.org
Urban Land Institute - www.uli.org
Sierra Club - www.sierraclub.org
The Trust for Public Land - www.tpl.org/tpl

Sceptics
Competitive Enterprise Institute - www.cei.org
Heartland Institute - www.heartland.org
Heritage Foundation - www.heritage.org
Political Economy Research Center - www.perc.org

Contact: Tom Heavisides
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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