2. Maintain Clear Edge between Town/Countryside

Better Models for Development in Delaware, recognizes that while growth is inevitable, it can be achieved without sprawling development patterns. Techniques for maintaining a clear edge between town and countryside include planning tools such as urban growth boundaries, greenbelts, and smart growth laws. In Delaware, the updated Strategies for State Policies and Spending seeks to direct state investment to areas that are most prepared for growth and where the state can make the most cost‐effective investments in roads, schools, and other public facilities and services. Using open-space design techniques, encouraging infill development, and promoting the development of compact, walkable communities are also approaches that can help safeguard and respect Delaware’s healthy rural landscapes.

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