Leading up to the release of this year’s Best Complete Streets Policies report, we’re highlighting the exceptional Complete Streets efforts of leaders and communities around the country. We’re excited to highlight the incredible work of changemaker, champion, and advocate Michael Kelley, who has helped nine communities adopt strong Complete Streets policies in the Kansas City … Continued
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Last month, we opened nominations to recognize key community leaders who played an important role in making streets safer, more accessible, equitable, and more complete. We received a large number of nominations for individuals across the country and are thrilled to highlight the incredible work of our selected Complete Streets Changemakers. These 13 leaders are catalysts … Continued
We invite you to join the National Complete Streets Coalition at our Eleventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 6-9 p.m. at Carmine’s in Washington, DC. The annual dinner brings together the top Complete Streets professionals, policymakers, supporters, and friends to network and celebrates the coalition and movement’s recent successes. This … Continued
Is there an advocate, leader, or organization in your community who has played an important role in making your streets safer, more accessible, equitable, and complete in the last 5 years? Nominate them to be featured as a Complete Streets changemaker! Communities across the country are making significant strides toward creating safer and healthier roads, … Continued
Our latest maps show the growing evolution of Complete Streets policy adoption across the country from 2000 to 2021. Communities continue to commit to providing safe access to destinations for everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, ethnicity, or mode of travel. The Complete Streets maps were produced in partnership with the Centers for Disease … Continued
The National Complete Streets Coalition is gearing up for our Best Complete Streets Policies 2023 report and we are collecting new policies to review. This report celebrates the work of communities across the country that are working to make their streets safer, healthier, and more equitable. It’s been a few years since we last wrote … Continued
Our Equity Forum: Upending Cultural Displacement featured key thought leaders and practitioners who discussed the complex relationship between smart growth and cultural displacement, as well as shared innovative strategies for preserving and protecting neighborhood culture during change. Communities across the country are experiencing significant changes driven by reinvestment, disinvestment, rising housing costs, and the changing … Continued
The Equity Forum: Upending Cultural Displacement held on July 13th also included the first-of-its-kind live technical assistance workshops with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the community of Royal, Florida, who were selected to receive expert advice from our panelists and selected SGA staff members. The workshop sessions were an open discussion about each … Continued
Smart Growth America’s Equity Forum: Upending Cultural Displacement on July 13, 2022 is a continuation of our year-round equity programming—anchored by the Equity Summit programming focused on advancing racial equity through smart growth. Our speakers will share their unique stories and key strategies to assist advocates, planners, developers, and elected officials in better understanding and mitigating the various forms of cultural displacement affecting communities across the country.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently issued a report to Congress outlining the agency’s commitment to using Complete Streets as its default approach to funding and designing roadways, as well as the agency’s ongoing challenges and opportunities in advancing safety and reducing traffic injuries and fatalities. This is an important step forward, especially when combined with a newly established Complete Streets hub and additional roadway design guidance.