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.

Our Vision ›

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.

Now Hiring: LOCUS Massachusetts Policy/Communications Fellow

Smart Growth America seeks a Policy/Communications Fellow to support LOCUS, a national network of smart growth real estate developers and investors. The intern will be a core member of the LOCUS team and provide direct support to the LOCUS network of real estate developers and investors advocating for smart growth policies at the federal and … Continued

Read More ›

Announcing the 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Form-Based Code Award winners


The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) at Smart Growth America is pleased to announce the winners of the tenth annual award for achievement in the writing and implementation of form-based zoning codes. This year’s winners come from South Carolina and Gabon, Africa.

Read More ›