New Report: Foot Traffic Ahead 2023

SGA’s new report, Foot Traffic Ahead, finds that walkable urban areas in U.S. grew despite disruptions from the pandemic. The report also ranks the top 35 US metropolitan areas on their walkable urbanism, demonstrating continued market demand and consumer preference for walkable urban places and provides policymakers with recommendations on how to increase both the … Continued

Land Use and Development LOCUS

Request for Proposal: Transportation Equity Report and Web presence

Smart Growth America is seeking a qualified consultant to manage the layout and visual design for both a physical report and supporting web presence of an upcoming report that details how the current approach to transportation perpetuates and exacerbates inequity, and leads to loss of community wealth-building. The contract will run from (beginning date ASAP) … Continued

Transportation

2023 Complete Streets Dinner: Celebrating progress toward safer communities

  On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, Smart Growth America hosted the 11th annual Complete Streets Dinner to celebrate the work of the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America that works to create safer, more complete streets and communities. Speakers included SGA President and CEO Calvin Gladney, representatives from sponsor organizations, and … Continued

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Equity Forum: Advancing equitable transit-oriented development

Smart Growth America teamed up with the Amazon Housing Equity Fund and several DC-region partners to host a forum on Equitable Transit-oriented Development (ETOD) on Wednesday, December 7. Decision-makers in the public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors gathered to share replicable policies and funding strategies to advance ETOD in our region and across the country. … Continued

Advancing Racial Equity

Meet our 2023 Complete Streets Changemakers

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

Complete Streets Transportation

2022 FBCI Award Winner: A regional approach to zoning for a more diverse array of housing production

  The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) at Smart Growth America is thrilled to announce the winner of the 16th annual FBCI Form-Based Code Award. The award jury selected Opticos Design for their Objective Design and Development Standards in Marin County, California for achievement in the writing and implementation of a stellar model form-based zoning code. … Continued

Form-Based Codes

In the Wake of Operational Uncertainty, Nuclear Host Communities are Planning for a Resilient Future

For many nuclear host communities, a nuclear power plant is the foundation of their economy, with a significant portion of local tax revenue, high-wage employees, and population linked to the plant’s operation. When these plants close, host communities are often left socioeconomically stranded. In November, Smart Growth America’s Nuclear Communities Team hosted a conference to … Continued

Economic 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

Complete Streets

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