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 winners of the Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy


The National Complete Streets Coalition is excited to work with three more cities to test out strategies that improve safety for all people who use the street as part of the Safe Streets, Smart Cities Academy.

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Since the workshop: Tulsa, OK tackles infill housing


Tulsa, Oklahoma worked with Smart Growth America to implement parts of the city’s comprehensive plan and better understand how development decisions made today will impact its budget decades into the future.

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