Smart Growth America and Form-Based Codes Institute Create Partnership

The Boards of Directors of the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) and Smart Growth America (SGA) are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between the two organizations. We’re proud to announce that FBCI has become a program of Smart Growth America (SGA), the highly regarded national organization that advocates for cities, towns, and neighborhoods that are economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.

Form-Based Codes

President Trump talks infrastructure in State of the Union, but with few specifics

As expected, President Trump used his first State of the Union Address Tuesday night as an opportunity to discuss infrastructure. The speech was light on specifics, though the Washington Post and other outlets continue to report that the White House is preparing a full plan to be released in a few weeks.

Transportation

Nominate a Developer for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Award

Do you know an exemplary real estate developer or investor who is creating great walkable places, and has displayed exemplary public leadership to advance smart growth development? If so, nominate them for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Award. To be eligible, nominees must be the owner or principal of a private, for-profit company; have a history … Continued

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SGA statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address

Reflecting upon President Trump’s State of the Union address last night, Smart Growth America President and CEO Geoff Anderson offered this statement on behalf of all SGA programs: “The president’s pitch for an infrastructure plan to catalyze $1.5 trillion in new investment is ambitious, but with so few details, it still just leads to more questions—questions that … Continued

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Five reasons why you should register for Intersections

Today’s the last day to use our “New Year New Intersections” promo to get a $55 discount for the Intersections conference, hosted by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition in partnership with the Urban Land Institute. Join the movement this April as we welcome speakers from across the country to Nashville to discuss the power of cross-collaboration, genuine community engagement, and civic design to create culturally complete streets.

Complete Streets

Learn about the new federal tax and regulatory climate at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit

Tonight, President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address in which he is expected to highlight the most significant legislative action of his first year in office–the overhaul of the nation’s tax code. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has huge implications for the development of equitable, sustainable, and multimodal communities.

This spring, LOCUS is offering a unique opportunity to learn more about this new federal tax and regulatory climate. Register today for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods, taking place from April 22 – 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

LOCUS

Lowell, Massachusetts Pursues Complete Streets

Local leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts are working hard to make their streets safer and more accessible, passing a Complete Streets policy several years ago and advancing or completing a number of recent projects that prioritize the need to make streets safe and convenient for users of all ages and all abilities.

Complete Streets Technical assistance Transportation

Complete Streets Consortium Series: final workshop in Knoxville, TN

This month, the Complete Streets team returned to Knoxville, TN for the third and final workshop of the Tennessee Consortium Series. Despite the weather’s best efforts (it turns out, a frozen street is not a Complete Street), not even a snowstorm could stop us from convening for two last days of intensive hands-on learning.

Complete Streets Technical assistance

Intersections: Building an inclusive future through creative placemaking


During Intersections, we’ll hear from the team at Washington DC’s Office of Planning who have been spearheading the District’s biggest and most innovative creative placemaking program to-date. Since 2016, the projects coming from this program have strengthened community bonds and collaboration, activated public spaces, and showcased community culture and heritage.

Complete Streets