Interested in attending Street Lights 2016? The full agenda for the conference is now available.
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.
The Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets conference is just around the corner. As we deep dive into all aspects of Complete Streets, will you be a part of the conversation? Register today to secure your place in the room.
As LOCUS begins its 2016-2017 membership year, we would like to introduce you to some of the members of this year’s steering committee. Our National Steering Committee is comprised of some of the country’s leading real estate developers and investors who help to guide the organization and provide assistance on major policy issues. LOCUS is proud … Continued
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
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 An archived version of the presentation is now available.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
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
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.
Is your city interested in smart growth, but not sure how to make it happen? Bring in the development experts with one of Smart Growth America’s 2017 free technical assistance workshops. Each year Smart Growth America offers a limited number of free workshops to help local leaders and residents make their communities more livable, sustainable, … Continued
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
Next Wednesday, August 31st, LOCUS President Chris Leinberger will be handing over his current position to the next president, who will be announced in next week’s newsletter. Want to be among the first to find out who will be the new LOCUS president? Sign up below: Eight years ago, Chris Leinberger founded LOCUS “to advocate … Continued
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