Improving lives by improving communities

Smart growth is a way to build cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.

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Smart Growth America works with elected officials, real estate developers, chambers of commerce, transportation and urban planning professionals, governors, and leaders in Washington to improve everyday life for people across the country through better development.

Best Complete Streets Initiatives: VELO Bloomfield

Equity is embedded in VELO (pronounced vay-low) Bloomfield’s mission. Based in Bloomfield, NJ, VELO is a publication and advocacy organization that informs and educates the public and policymakers on how to make the streets of Northern New Jersey and New York City safer for people, regardless of gender, age, race, disability, and/or socioeconomic status. Since their launch, they have championed Complete Streets implementation, particularly in the immediate Bloomfield area, and amplified the voices of community members around transportation policies.

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Why I’m a part of the Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign: Pres Kabacoff

Pres Kabacoff, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of HRI Properties, shares more about his experience as a member of LOCUS’ Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign. Pres discusses the campaign’s work influencing recent federal legislation, upcoming opportunities for action, and more.

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