Infrastructure and budget proposals fail to fix crumbling infrastructure or expand economic opportunity

This morning, President Trump released his “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” and “An American Budget” for the next fiscal year (FY19). In response, Geoff Anderson, President and CEO of Smart Growth America, issued the following statement:

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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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2017 was an exciting and fulfilling year for LOCUS

2017 was a banner year for LOCUS: we launched our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign to organize developers and investors to advocate for and protect federal programs that support public infrastructure, affordable housing and economic development in walkable communities; we brought together over 200 responsible real estate developers, investors, transportation professionals, and local leaders at the 2017 LOCUS … Continued

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Learn about transit-oriented development opportunities along the new Hartford commuter rail line

Photo credit: Doug Kerr via Flickr The Hartford Line commuter rail, which is slated to begin service in spring 2018, will bring more frequent and reliable train service to the rest of the northeast and create a wealth of new opportunities for developers and investors to reinvigorate neighboring towns along the new line as walkable, … Continued

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Now Hiring: Communications Associate

Are you interested in urban planning, transportation, placemaking, and/or economic development? Do you have communications experience for an issue-based organization? Are you eager to use your communications skills to change federal, state and local policies in order to build and sustain walkable places and great neighborhoods? Join our team as a communications associate.

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Complete Streets News – October 2017

Do you have a Complete Streets Implementation Committee and/or Complete Streets Coalition in your community? Let us know! We’re collecting an atlas.

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Registration now open for Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets — Join us in Nashville, TN on April 3-4, 2018 for mobile workshops, interactive panels and breakout discussions about cutting-edge Complete Streets and creative placemaking research, ideas, and practices. The conference will also be an opportunity to meet fellow advocates and practitioners from across the country.

Have an idea related to Complete Streets or creative placemaking? We are also accepting session proposals. Take part in the movement and register today >>

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