Inclusive Growth

PAS QuickNotes 78

By David Morley, AICP


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Increases in economic activity often lead to physical and demographic changes in communities as businesses expand and housing markets respond to rising demand. These changes have typically disproportionately benefited investors and higher-income households. In contrast, inclusive growth refers to economic growth that provides equitable benefits to all community members.

This edition of PAS QuickNotes explains how public officials, planners, and community stakeholders can use their influence over land use and development to support an equitable distribution of community benefits.


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Feb. 1, 2019
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About the Author

David Morley, AICP
David Morley, AICP, is a Research Program and QA Manager at the American Planning Association in Chicago, where he manages and contributes to sponsored research projects; manages the development of the Research KnowledgeBase; develops, organizes, and participates in educational sessions and workshops; and writes for APA publications. Mr. Morley also edits Zoning Practice.