Register for the Equity Summit

Join us for three straight days January 26th-28th for a three-day virtual summit where we’ll convene an exciting group of experts, practitioners and policymakers to discuss how to center improving racial equity in smart growth work.

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Smart Growth America empowers communities through technical assistance, advocacy and thought leadership to create livable places, healthy people, and shared prosperity. We work with elected officials at all levels, real estate developers, chambers of commerce, transportation and urban planning professionals, and residents to improve everyday life for people across the country through better development. Read more about our work >>

Now hiring: Program Associate, Thriving Communities

Now hiring: Program Associate, Thriving Communities

Smart Growth America (SGA) is a national nonprofit that empowers communities through technical assistance, advocacy, and thought leadership to create livable places, healthy people, and shared prosperity. Program associate SGA seeks a dynamic and passionate individual to support the Thriving Communities Team. The Thriving Communities Team weaves together complementary disciplines to partner with diverse local … Continued

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Creating a new space for ideas on the public realm and the role of placemaking in civic life

Creating a new space for ideas on the public realm and the role of placemaking in civic life

COVID-19 has forced community leaders, planners, and placemakers to reconsider the value of shared spaces to every aspect of public life. Our new Public Realm Learning Journeys are bringing together leaders from three cities to learn what it takes to create and maintain public spaces that are attractive, safe, accessible to everyone, and meaningfully contributing … Continued

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