The Equity Summit Returns February 7-9, 2023

The Equity Summit—SGA's signature event—is a virtual gathering of thought leaders and practitioners who work to ensure that racial equity is a key priority in any smart growth approach.

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Accessibility in Transportation: ‘It’s About Options for Everyone’

Accessibility in Transportation: ‘It’s About Options for Everyone’

Courtney Cole, Program Associate Automobiles are often seen as the most convenient mode of transportation — and the way American communities are structured right now, that is often true. America loves cars —The Federal Highway Administration reported that there were over 275 million registered motor vehicles in the U.S. in 2020. For many, this extreme … Continued

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New Report: Foot Traffic Ahead 2023

New Report: Foot Traffic Ahead 2023

SGA’s new report, Foot Traffic Ahead, finds that walkable urban areas in U.S. grew despite disruptions from the pandemic. The report also ranks the top 35 US metropolitan areas on their walkable urbanism, demonstrating continued market demand and consumer preference for walkable urban places and provides policymakers with recommendations on how to increase both the … Continued

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