Jobs and Internships at SGA

Smart Growth America is looking to fill several internships and one full-time paid fellowship. (See the links at left) The National Complete Streets Coalition is seeking a Complete Streets Fellow. This is a tremendous opportunity for a recent graduate to take on significant responsibility while learning about transportation reform issues and working directly with a … Continued


Reminder: Online chat today

Just wanted to remind all of you about the Knowledgplex Experts (Online) Chat to introduce the Smart Growth Implementation Toolkit today, Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 2 p.m. ET. Read our last post about the chat to learn more if you’re interested.


Complete streets: Fighting the good fight

What are complete streets?To learn more, visit or check out this quick illustration from AARP on what a complete street might look like. What was simply a loose confederation a few years ago of bicycle, pedestrian, and safety advocates seemingly yelling into the wind has become an organized coalition making significant traction in policy … Continued

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Ranking walkble places

The narrative in the opening of this story on encapsulates how more people are voting with their feet by increasingly seeking out walkable places — and what developers and builders need to do to meet the growing demand created by those who are looking for another option than the strictly car-dependent lifestyle of their … Continued


Climate and insurance

In July of 2006, U.S. meteorologists and climatologists issued a statement while studying  climate change and how it may be affecting the weather: …the more urgent problem of our lemming-like march to the sea requires immediate and sustained attention. We call upon leaders of government and industry to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of building practices, … Continued