Announcing the recipients of Smart Growth America's 2013 free technical assistance

Downtown Missoula, Montana, in Missoula County, one of 2013’s free technical assistance recipients. Photo by Marc Moss, via Flickr.

Smart Growth America is pleased to announce the 22 communities selected to receive a free workshop in 2013 as part of our free technical assistance program.

Each year, Smart Growth America makes a limited number of technical assistance workshops available to interested communities for zero cost. This competitive award gives communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development through a one- or two-day workshop on a subject of their choosing.

“Smart Growth America is committed to providing the tools and training to help community leaders keep their cities and towns livable, sustainable and economically prosperous places,” said Smart Growth America Vice President Roger Millar. “We are excited about working with each of these communities to develop local solutions that support thriving neighborhoods now and for generations to come.”

Smart Growth America’s 2013 free technical assistance recipients are:

  • Buena Vista Charter Town, Michigan
  • City of Blue Springs, Missouri
  • City of Boulder, Colorado
  • City of Carlisle, Iowa
  • City of Charlotte, North Carolina
  • City of Chula Vista, California
  • City of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • City of Fairfax, Virginia
  • City of Houston, Texas
  • City of Port Isabel, Texas
  • City of Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio
  • Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Iowa
  • Graham County, North Carolina
  • Harlem Park Neighborhood Council, Maryland
  • Missoula County, Montana
  • Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, Colorado
  • Town of Campbell, New York
  • Town of Winchester, Connecticut
  • Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency, Nevada
  • Village of Park Forest, Illinois

The 22 communities selected to receive assistance this year exhibited strong interest in and need for smart growth tools, and clearly demonstrated a commitment from local business, community and political leaders to implement local smart growth solutions.

This program is funded through a grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities under its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The Building Blocks program funds quick, targeted assistance to communities that face common development problems. Three other nonprofit organizations—Forterra, Global Green USA and Project for Public Spaces—also received competitively awarded grants under this program to help communities get the kinds of development they want.

Additional assistance available
In addition to our free awards, Smart Growth America offers technical assistance workshops for a fee, ranging from beginner introductions to advanced implementation. In most cases, workshops are geared for elected officials and public sector employees. Learn more about our technical assistance workshops >>

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