Introducing "Amazing Place"

A new trend in local economic development is emerging. Talented workers—and the companies who want to employ them—are increasingly moving to walkable neighborhoods served by transit, with a vibrant mix of restaurants, cafes, shops, cultural attractions, and affordable housing options.


Now hiring: Economic Analyst

Smart Growth America seeks a skilled, experienced Economic Analyst with two to six years experience to conduct technical and quantitative analyses regarding a wide variety of issues associated with the built environment and transportation, including economics, real estate, social equity, and the environment. The Analyst will report to Smart Growth America’s Vice President for Economic … Continued


Recorded webinar: Everything you want to know about applying for our 2017 free technical assistance workshops

If you are interested in applying for Smart Growth America’s 2017 free technical assistance workshops — but weren’t able to join us for last week’s informational webinar — you’re in luck. An archived version of the presentation is now available. Watch the archived webinar Watch the archived webinar >> Download the presentation (PDF) >> On … Continued

Technical assistance

LOCUS Director Christopher Coes talks walkable development at Democratic National Convention

Last month, LOCUS Director Christopher Coes joined The Hill for a policy discussion on Real Estate & the U.S. Economy at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Coes joined a panel of real estate thought leaders from across the nation to discuss public policy changes that can incentivize development that generates opportunities and wealth in  low-income neighborhoods. Here are … Continued


How is California implementing Complete Streets?


Equity, Implementation, and Complete Streets in California

Since 2005, California has passed over 100 Complete Streets policies—from large municipalities such as Los Angeles county, to midsize suburbs such as East Palo Alto, to small towns just outside the hills of San Francisco.

Passing Complete Streets policies has been an important step for California, but how does this commitment on paper translate to changes on the pavement? Join our panelists at Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets as they deep dive into challenges and successes of integrating social equity goals and implementing Complete Streets in California.

Complete Streets

Join Smart Growth America and ULI-Washington for DC’s 2016 WalkUP Wake Up Call

Earlier this summer we released Foot Traffic Ahead: 2016, a scan of walkable development trends in the thirty largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The report found that across the country, walkable urban places are driving the real estate industry—and Washington, DC is leading the way. This fall, get an even closer look at DC’s walkable development. Join Smart Growth … Continued


Helping a North Little Rock neighborhood find a prosperous path forward

The Baring Cross neighborhood of North Little Rock, Arkansas grew in tandem with an enormous rail yard to its east, with many of the yard’s employees finding homes in the adjacent neighborhood. Today, some residents and local leaders in North Little Rock believe this unique neighborhood could benefit from a focused effort to revitalize the neighborhood while protecting … Continued

Technical assistance