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.

Is Vision Zero just a vision, or will there be action?

After a string of people biking were killed on Washington, DC’s streets, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) organized a rally to press the Mayor and her administration to make good on their commitment to ending traffic deaths. Here are what some of the rally goers had to say and some actions you can take.

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Apply now for the Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy

Following the success of our inaugural Safe Streets Academy, the National Complete Streets Coalition is excited to announce a new opportunity for free technical assistance. The Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy will help three cities transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice. Applications are now open. Learn more about how to apply below or by registering for our live applicant Q&A webinar.

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