Smart Growth America’s newest board member brings expertise in resilience and adaptation planning to the smart growth movement. Join us next week for a 30-minute chat between Camille Manning-Broome and SGA President and CEO Calvin Gladney over coffee (or lunch) next week on 12/15.
Engaging in equitable budgeting practices is important on all levels of government, but especially at the local level, it is essential to ensure that community members are informed and empowered to participate in budgetary practices. In the next-to-last session of Commonwealth Communities: Smart Growth Strategies for Our Emergent Future, expert speakers described different tactics for promoting equity in municipal budgets. They touched on important concepts such as participatory budgeting, strategic funding opportunities, and social risk in the municipal market.
The newest board member of Smart Growth America brings expertise in resilience and adaptation planning to the smart growth movement. Wondering how? Join Camille Manning-Broome and Calvin Gladney for a 30-minute chat over coffee (or lunch) on December 15, 2021 beginning at noon.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill awaiting the president’s signature is notable both for Congress’ most significant commitment yet to address climate change, and its general failure to do anything to fundamentally change the sources of the problem and reach the level of ambition required. This bipartisan infrastructure deal (the IIJA), approved by Congress on November … Continued
Throughout this session, speakers agreed that there needs to be a renewed focus on sustainability and resiliency in urban transportation systems in order to respond to the changing needs of riders and development as we approach a post-COVID world. In order to integrate all of these issues, there needs to be cooperation on all levels: federal, state, and local.
On Wednesday, October 20, Smart Growth America and LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors held the second session of Commonwealth Communities: Smart Growth Strategies for Our Emergent Future- a 5-part virtual series of technical assistance sessions exclusively designed for Massachusetts’ elected officials and municipal staff. From October through December 2021, over a dozen expert speakers from across the country will engage audiences in a variety of discussions around walkability, small businesses, transit and TOD, equity in municipal practice, and zoning and land use regulations.
This fall, we invite you to join Smart Growth America, LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, and over a dozen smart growth experts from across the country for Commonwealth Communities: Smart Growth Strategies for our Emergent Future. COVID-19 has dramatically altered our communities and our sense of place. Before Massachusetts began to reopen, we spent months hunkered … Continued
Today, Smart Growth America, joined by 36 other organizations and researchers, submitted a letter to the U.S. Census Bureau opposing the Bureau’s plan to limit the geography of data from the block and tract level to the county level. Their proposed change would be devastating to the research SGA and many other groups conduct.
Every year, transportation enthusiasts get together on a Saturday in January to share their ideas and map out new possibilities. TransportationCamp DC is an “unconference” and a totally unique experience. Passionate people like yourself who are ready to participate in the conversation will craft and set the agenda in real-time during the event. We’ll be convening virtually once again this year using Zoom and Slack. After you register, watch your inbox for more information, including how to submit your session ideas between January 3 – 7, 2022.
Improving racial disparities is at the core of a smart growth approach. But how does it work in practice, and how can smart growth advocates do it better? Register for the 2022 Equity Summit on January 11-13, 2022 and hear keynotes on equitable development and panels curated by our economic development, transportation, and land use teams.