College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Centers & Institutes > Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development > Programs > Municipal Design Review Network > Why Design Review Matters
Pressures of suburban growth and economic development can undermine the distinctive character and uniqueness of communities. Such pressure is particularly challenging in historic towns that have been thoughtfully planned over time.
Well structured local government processes can assure that new development projects contribute to the character of the community and create great places of lasting value where people want to live, work and shop.
Over the years at the Municipal Design Review Network, we've gotten the question of why design review matters. To help answer that question, we've created a digital brochure about the design review process that can be used as a resource for municipalities considering design review.
View our Why Design Review Matters digital brochure