Announcing the recipients of Smart Growth America's 2016 free technical assistance

Kansas City, MO is one of the communities that will receive a 2016 free technical assistance workshop.

Smart Growth America is pleased to announce seven communities that have been selected to receive our free technical assistance workshops in 2016.

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. This year’s free technical assistance recipients are:

  • Huntsville, AL for a Complete Streets Policy Development workshop
  • Anchorage, AK for a Planning for Economic and Fiscal Health workshop
  • North Little Rock, AR for an Implementing Smart Growth 101 workshop
  • Longwood, FL for a Planning for Economic and Fiscal Health workshop
  • Royal Oak, MI for a Sustainable land use code audit workshop
  • Kansas City, MO for a Parking audit
  • Seattle, WA for an Implementing TOD 101 workshop

“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 John Robert Smith, Smart Growth America’s Senior Policy Advisor. “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 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.

Past workshops

Our technical assistance team has worked with more than 60 communities across the United States. See the complete list of our past workshops >>

Additional assistance available

In addition to our free awards, Smart Growth America offers technical assistance workshops for a fee. Our services range 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 for hire >>

Technical assistance