Zoning codes are the unseen, yet decisive guiding force that can either help or hinder the creation of great, walkable, people-scaled places. This primer from the Form-Based Codes Institute gives you the basics on form-based codes: what they are, where they work, and how they can help create and sustain great places.
Voting is one of the most fundamental rights (and obligations) that U.S. citizens have and a number of ballot measures across the country this year could have big implications for smart growth. Here’s a brief roundup of some of the nation’s biggest ballot questions that voters considered.
The National Transportation Safety Board released recommendations focused on improving pedestrian safety in light of the alarming and continuing uptick in pedestrian deaths since 2009. The recommendations themselves are targeted at actions other federal agencies can take, but there are still some lessons to take away from the recommendations as a whole.
Hear from local leaders in three communities who are using the arts and creative practices to address pressing transportation challenges on our next webinar.
In our recent webinar, we were joined by three reporters for a discussion about pedestrian fatalities and how people can talk about the issue in a responsible and productive way. The recording of that webinar is now available along with answers to some of the questions we weren’t able to get to live.
The National Complete Streets Coalition continues our webinar series this month by investigating the increasing number of pedestrian deaths on our streets with two journalists who have reported on the topic. Join us next month for a new topic related to creating safer, healthier, more equitable streets.
LOCUS is seeking a full-time Real Estate Policy and Analysis Fellow to support our national coalition of smart growth developers and investors advocating for sustainable, equitable, and walkable development in America’s cities and towns. Position Description The ideal Real Estate Policy and Analysis Fellow is a highly motivated and creative individual with excellent writing, research, … Continued
After a string of people biking were killed on Washington, DC’s streets, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) organized a rally to press the Mayor and her administration to make good on their commitment to ending traffic deaths. Here are what some of the rally goers had to say and some actions you can take.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about the free, technical assistance Smart Growth America is offering in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Recast City. This FAQ addresses many of the common questions we’ve received.
Over the two days in Nashville, we were able to ask some of our speakers to share their thoughts on Complete Streets, the importance of equity in our transportation planning and systems, and what creative placemaking means to them. Watch the trilogy of videos below for inspiration. Intersections 2018: Creating Culturally Complete Streets Intersections 2018: … Continued