Smarter Village Designation

The Cape Cod Chamber’s economic and community development committee is finalizing the list of criteria for a SmarterCape Village designation.  These criteria (see draft list here) will then be sent to each of the Cape’s 15 towns for their consideration and submission of a site or sites that qualify.  As a SmarterCape Village, these sites will be promoted via the new Live Work Play Create website as well as other channels.  This is a direct outcome of the SmarterCape Summit 2 held in May 2012. You can also download the slideshow.

SmarterCape Partnership Development Group-
Criteria for a Smarter Village

  1. Village Center
    1. Retain Cape Cod character
    2. Develop and re-develop where appropriate
    3.  Mixed use
  2. Environment
    1. Waste Water
    2. Agriculture
    3. Aquaculture
    4. Preserve scenic & sensitive areas
  3. Residential
    1. Affordable Housing
    2. Retirees
    3. Assisted Living
  4. Commerce
    1. Jobs- high paying
    2. Office
    3. Service
    4. Retail
    5. Food
    6. Tourism
  5. Education
    1. Importance of Smart Growth
    2. Regional Approach
    3. Inclusive Planning and Decision Making
  6. Transportation
    1. Roadways
    2. Bus Routes
    3. Pedestrian Friendly
    4. Bike Paths
    5. Parking
  7. Communications
    1. OpenCape
    2. Technology
  8. Recreation
    1. Supports Healthy Lifestyles
    2. Open Space
  9. Historic
    1. Preserve working waterfronts
  10. Cultural
    1. Heritage
    2. Arts
    3. Creative Economy