Seeking state elected officials to be champions for Complete Streets

Applications are open for a brand new technical assistance opportunity for state elected officials to gain the knowledge and strategy needed to effectively advocate for safer and more Complete Streets. Building on our local Champions Institute program, the first ever State Legislator Champions Institute will also help position participants to make the best use of the influx of funds from the infrastructure law, make their communities more competitive for federal grants, and more.

Complete Streets Technical assistance

The Mountains Are Calling: Placemaking and Redevelopment in Elkins, West Virginia

  Elkins, West Virginia has been working to revitalize their downtown, a challenge in any circumstance, but especially in a rural Appalachian town. The workshop with Smart Growth America shared expertise and provided site-specific advice to aid local officials and community members in placemaking. The SGA team visited Elkins for two days where they participated … Continued

Creative Placemaking Economic development Resilience Rural Development Technical assistance

Join us for the Eleventh Annual Complete Streets Dinner

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

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Now Hiring: Director of Thriving Communities

Smart Growth America is seeking a Director of Thriving Communities to oversee our team that manages work on health, safety and transportation, including the workshops, technical assistance, reports and advocacy work of the National Complete Streets Coalition. SGA is looking for a dynamic, highly organized, people person with excellent communication skills who can manage a high volume of fast-paced work. This position will lead a collaborative and passionate small team of staff and report to the Vice President for Transportation and Thriving Communities.

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LOCUS Member Spotlight: David Grannis

Latin for “place,” LOCUS is a national network of real estate developers, investors, and professionals, united to advance equitable, walkable urban development in communities across the country. Together LOCUS members work to increase funding and financing for smart growth development; improve regulations at all levels of government to support smart growth; and change federal programs … Continued

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Early achievements of the second class of the Champions Institute

The Active People, Healthy Nation℠ Champions Institute—launched in 2020—is our initiative to equip a hand-picked group of elected officials to effectively advocate for and support safer and more complete streets in their communities. Today, we are proud to announce the second cohort of champions: 20 local elected officials who will receive comprehensive training to help them become champions in their communities to promote activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations.

Complete Streets

Now Hiring: Economic Development Intern

Smart Growth America’s (SGA) Land Use and Development team is looking to recruit a part-time winter 2022-2023 intern to support its economic development portfolio and technical assistance work. About Smart Growth America Smart Growth America is a national nonprofit organization that envisions a country where no matter where you live, or who you are, you … Continued

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Request for proposals: Research and writing support for SGA’s transportation work

Smart Growth America (SGA) is seeking consulting support to conduct research for and/or write several public-facing reports and resources. These resources will support the technical assistance, advocacy, and thought leadership of Transportation for America and the National Complete Streets Coalition. The updated deadline to submit is Monday, October 31.

Climate Change Complete Streets Transportation

NBC leaders call for Brownfields Funding & Solutions to the Housing Access Crisis

On Thursday, September 28, National Brownfields Coalition (NBC) Steering Committee members Michael Goldstein and Gerald Pouncey testified at the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works’ hearing on the Federal Brownfields Program. At the hearing, Goldstein and Pouncy provided recommendations and improvements for the program including Low Income Housing Tax Credit program additions for … Continued

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