Washington is taking groundbreaking steps few other states have taken to match its transportation investments with statewide policy goals. We helped the state work with stakeholders to answer three key questions: what does economic vitality look like for the state, how does transportation impact the economy, and how do we measure that to guide decisions?
“If Transportation for America doesn’t do what they do at the national scale, we would be in trouble at the local level. We count on them to lead at the national level and equip us with the knowledge and expertise to do the same locally.”
This December, we hosted “Implementing Context Sensitive Design,” the latest installment in our monthly webinar series Implementation & Equity 201: The Path Forward to Complete Streets. A recording of the webinar is now available. You can also download the PDF of the presentation or read the brief recap below.
The newly created Opportunity Zones program will likely go down as the largest and most significant federal community development initiative in U.S. history, with trillions of dollars in new private investment about to start flowing into pre-designated low-income communities around the country.
A month ago, Cleveland’s HealthLine celebrated its 10th anniversary, and there is certainly plenty to celebrate. As one of the nation’s first examples of bus rapid transit (BRT), the HealthLine has spurred about $9.5 billion in investment over the last decade up and down the corridor where it runs.
It’s been a little over one month since real estate industry insiders and policy makers came together to share smart growth innovations at LOCUS New England Summit 2018. We’re reflecting on a few of the most powerful messages we heard throughout the Summit.
On December 11 at 2 p.m. ET we are welcoming two transportation professionals for a webinar about their new informational guide for design that emphasizes the importance of context when designing transportation networks for multiple modes.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular content from Smart Growth America and our various programs over the past year. If you’ve appreciated some of this work or our writing about it, make a tax-deductible end of year gift to help support our work in 2019!
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We work hard every day to make communities safer and more resilient as they grow and change, the climate warms, and economies become more interconnected. So whether you make an end of year gift to get some SGA bling or for the post-giving fuzzy feelings (or both!) we appreciate your support.