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Smart Growth Down Under: Taking Steps Towards Sustainable Settlements in New Zealand

Prepared by Carlton Eley, December 2003

About the author

Carlton Eley is a Senior Environmental Protection Specialist at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. Currently, he’s working on green jobs and green economic strategies within the Office of Sustainable Environmental Management. Carlton has served on community advisory services teams for Pamlico County, North Carolina; Gary, Indiana; and the Vecht River Valley in the Netherlands. His work in Gary, Indiana was recognized by the American Planning Association Divisions Council for “Contributions to the Profession.” Carlton has been commended by the Ford Foundation as a national expert on Regional Equity and Sustainable Metropolitan Communities. He has a BA in Sociology/Social Work Curriculum from Elizabeth City State University as well as a MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa. During Cartlon's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand he was based at the Ministry for the Environment in Wellington, where he researched how local planning institutions and developers have responded to the New Zealand Resource Management Act, and where New Zealand communities stand in implementing smart growth.

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