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.

What should the next administration do for smarter growth?

What should the next administration do for smarter growth?

Our short guide of federal policy recommendations provides the incoming administration with concrete steps to make the economy work for all Americans.

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Does this dangerous street look familiar?

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We need your help. For too many people, a walk is a deadly risk. Poorly designed streets have led to an epidemic of pedestrian fatalities, especially among people of color and in our nation’s poorest neighborhoods.

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