Catch up on the conversations from #AmazingPlaceForum

Explore our Twitter recap to relive all the great moments and conversations from the Amazing Place Ideas Forum. 

On August 29-31, 2017, five cities from around the country gathered in Denver, Colorado to see innovative placemaking strategies in action. The Amazing Place Ideas Forum, presented by Smart Growth America with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, brought a brain trust of local leaders together to participate in an interactive and experiential learning opportunity.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Bill Protects Transit, TIGER and Community Development Programs

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The bipartisan bill makes investments in infrastructure, provides funding for economic development projects, and helps to meet the housing needs of the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families. The bill reflects a total allocation of … Continued

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How Bluefield, WV and Weirton, WV are using Cool & Connected ideas to help their economic development

Downtown Bluefield, WV. Photo by Joseph via Flickr.

Earlier this year we joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Appalachian Regional Commission to start delivering Cool & Connected technical assistance, a workshop series designed to help rural communities find new economic opportunities by leveraging investments in broadband, or reliable, high-speed internet access.

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Now Hiring: LOCUS Massachusetts State Director

LOCUS Massachusetts State Director LOCUS: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, a national coalition of forward-thinking real estate developers and investors based in Washington, D.C., seeks an experienced Massachusetts-based project manager to organize and build a state-wide network and voice of real estate developers and investors who advocate for policies to support the development of … Continued

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A new newsletter about creating great, equitable TOD

Introducing a new weekly newsletter all about the best practices in transit-oriented development.

TODresources.org is home to a trove of information about equitable transit-oriented development projects from across the country. These resources showcase the best, most innovate approaches to TOD nationwide. We want to better highlight those strategies and help more people across the country use them in the year to come.

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Now hiring: Community Planning Intern

Smart Growth America is now hiring a paid Technical Assistance Intern to support our technical assistance programs for state and local governments’ across the country.

This position is an integral part of our technical assistance team, and plays a vital role in managing the day-to-day operations of our workshops for local communities around the country. The Intern will work on three programs at the organization: our Foundations for Smart Growth Technical Assistance program, Rural Technical Assistance, and the Governors’ Institute on Community Design.

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Now Hiring: Complete Streets Equity, Research, and Communications Intern

Now Hiring: Complete Streets Equity, Research, and Communications Intern The Complete Streets Equity, Research, and Communications Intern will support the work of Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition, a diverse coalition of prominent national organizations working for the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets policies across the country. The intern will help advance the … Continued

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