Date of Award
School of Urban and Regional Studies
The beginning of the 21st Century has presented the United States with many new challenges. One of the most significant challenges we face are domestic and foreign security issues. Though traditionally the U.S. has relied on military and law enforcement agencies to address security related matters, in the wake of new pressing concerns such as terrorism, foreign fuel reliance and environmental degradation it has become apparent that other alternatives must be examined. One such alternative is the implementation of smart growth initiatives into current urban and sub-urban planning processes. The implementation of these initiatives into existing and new development will provide the United States with the strategic advantage to address security issues in the 21st Century.
Letterle, Donald, "Smart Growth Initiatives and Their Ability to Enhance the National Security of the U.S." (2007). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 534.