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.

Announcing the Amazing Place Ideas Forum: Five communities, unlimited ideas

Announcing the Amazing Place Ideas Forum: Five communities, unlimited ideas

Photo of Denver's Larimer Square with list of winning communities

Vibrant, walkable neighborhoods can help attract new residents and jobs, support existing businesses, and benefit everyone’s quality of life. Smart Growth America examined six cities using this approach in our 2016 report Amazing Place.

Now we are excited to announce an in-person event exploring how these strategies are working in two particular cities—and how communities anywhere can use this approach.

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Announcing the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit

Announcing the 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit

The 2017 LOCUS Leadership Summit: P3 is for Partnerships, Placemaking, and Policy is taking place on April 24 and 25, 2017 at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

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