Strategies to Minimize Displacement: Weatherization

Introduction Brownfields—or properties with environmental contamination or potentially contaminated land—are disproportionately located in or near communities of color and low-income communities. Residents near these properties may face heightened health hazards and economic disinvestment until the site undergoes assessment and cleanup, which can be costly and lengthy. Safely reusing a brownfield site is an opportunity to … Continued

Land Use and Development

Strategies to Minimize Displacement: Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Programs

Introduction Brownfields—or properties with environmental contamination or potentially contaminated land—are disproportionately located in or near communities of color and low-income communities. Residents near these properties may face heightened health hazards and economic disinvestment until the site undergoes assessment and cleanup, which can be costly and lengthy. Safely reusing a brownfield site is an opportunity to … Continued

Land Use and Development

Webinar: Transportation electrification and smart growth in the U.S.

On Tuesday, May 14 from 2 – 3 p.m., we’re partnering with the International Parking & Mobility Institute to offer a free webinar exploring smart growth strategies. Register here. Many climate advocates and pro-climate decision-makers are focused on electrification as the primary, or even only, emissions reduction solution in the transportation sector. As transportation advocates … Continued

Climate Change Events Transportation

Join us for Complete Streets Power Hour: Advocates Spotlight

This fall, the National Complete Streets Coalition is hosting a series of webinars to discuss the importance of establishing a clear vision and commitment when crafting an effective Complete Streets Policy. Safe streets advocates are invited to join us for our next Complete Streets Power Hour: Advocates Spotlight. A strong Complete Streets policy can help … Continued

Complete Streets

EPA delivers for rural and low-income communities

Smart Growth America helped organize a coalition that urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow climate funds to go towards adaptive reuse projects in location-efficient areas. The decision by the EPA to grant this funding is a climate justice win. Thousands of buildings lie vacant in rural and low-income communities, and not for lack … Continued

Advocacy

VIDEO: Pedestrian fatalities continue to rise. Here’s why.

In a conversation with CBS Sunday Morning, SGA’s Vice President of Transportation and Thriving Communities Beth Osborne explains that our roads are dangerous by design. If you watch CBS on Sunday mornings, you might have caught our own Beth Osborne talking about dangerous street design. She was joined by John Barth, who’s working on Complete … Continued

Transportation