Futurewise has compiled a directory of useful information about Smart Growth, Washington's Growth Management Act, as well as links to other good land use resources.
Washington's Growth Management Act
- A Beginner's Guide to the Growth Management Act
- About Washington's Growth Management Act
- Smart Growth Research on the Internet (PDF version)
Futurewise Smart Growth resources
- Tips for Effective Public Testimony
- A Citizen's Guide to the Five-Year Review (PDF version)
- Ten Questions to Ask About Your City or County Comprehensive Plan
- Ten Questions to Ask About Your City or County Development Regulations
- The Growth Management Act After More than 10 Years: Another Look and a Response to Criticisms (PDF version)
Other Smart Growth resources
- Growing Cooler, a book authored by Smart Growth America, Urban Land Institute, and others
- A short video by the Congress for New Urbanism on the problems with urban sprawl
Links to growth management resources
- State Office of Community, Trade & Economc Development - the state agency responsible for land use
- Washington Growth Management Hearings Boards - where decisions on Growth Management challenges are made
- Shorelines Hearings Board - regulates management of state shorelines
- Office of the Code Reviser - find state laws and regulations
- State legal opinions published in the past 90 days
- Washington local government links - county, city, and regional websites
Careers, Volunteering, and Internships
If you would like to take part in our fundraising efforts and see what goes on behind the scenes, there may be opportunities for you to volunteer with events. Email Kate Brunette, Development Manager for more information.
We're building a team of attorneys who are willing to take on land use legal cases on a pro bono basis. Email Tim Trohimovich, Legal Director for more information.
Washington Can't Wait Campaign
We are building a diverse grass-roots movement of individuals and organizations across Washington to call on our state legislators to take decisive action on climate change, the housing crisis and environmental justice by passing major updates to the Growth Management Act in the 2021 legislative session. We need your help to make this happen! Please consider signing our petition and volunteering with the campaign to help us ensure a healthier and more equitable future for all Washingtonians. Email Jamie Ptacek, our Lead Organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!