Land, Open Space, Smart Growth

Land, Open Space, Smart Growth

Implementation of locally based, long-term open space conservation plans are a critical element in achieving smart growth. Switzer Fellows conduct research and advise policy makers to ensure the existence of natural green infrastructure, the preservation of important environmental and ecological functions, and the enhancement of community quality of life far into the future.

Spotlight on Leadership

Conservation Development

As an associate conservation scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Sarah Reed studies conservation development as a way to develop property by clustering homes and protecting or restoring ecological resources.Read more >

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A vibrant community of environmental leaders