Announcing the recipients of Smart Growth America's 2015 free technical assistance

The City of Franklin, TN is one of 14 communities that will receive a free technical assistance workshop from Smart Growth America in 2015.

Smart Growth America is pleased to announce the 14 communities selected to receive free workshops in 2015 as part of our free technical assistance program. The winning recipients are:

  • Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization, WY
  • City of Bentonville, AR
  • City of Charlottesville, VA
  • City of Columbia, MO
  • City of Fort Pierre, SD
  • City of Franklin, TN
  • City of Indianapolis, IN
  • City of Knoxville, TN
  • City of Sanford, FL
  • City of SeaTac, WA
  • City of Spokane, WA
  • Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization, TN
  • Macon-Bibb County, GA
  • Tucker County Planning Commission, WV

Each year, Smart Growth America makes a limited number of technical assistance workshops available to interested communities at zero cost. This competitive award gives communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development and build a strategy to achieve their goals 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.”

We received over 120 applications for this year’s free awards, making it our most competitive year yet. The workshops offered through this program focus on a range of issues, including transit-oriented development, Complete Streets, smart growth zoning, economic development and fiscal health, parking management, and regional planning for small communities.

Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance program is funded through a grant from the 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.

See where else we’ve been
Smart Growth America has already provided technical assistance to over 50 communities across the United States. You can see the complete list of communities and view presentations and reports from each workshop on our past workshops page.

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

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