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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.

  • Visit the Planning Process Map if you are interested in seeing what tools support different stages of a typical decision making process.
  • Click on Virtual Tour for an overview of Tools for Community Design and Decision Making.
  • Or view the database directly using the browse, list all, and search features on the left.

Tool providers are invited to add new tools to the database and can edit them at any time.

Users are encouraged to proved feedback on their experiences using the tools.

Feel free to contact Ken Snyder at PlaceMatters with comments/suggestions.

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