Equity Forums

In 2022, Smart Growth America extended its equity-focused public programming beyond the Equity Summit with Equity Forums. These half-day events allow for a deeper and more nuanced exploration of key equity questions in pressing smart growth topics.

See how we continued the conversation on equity in smart growth below.

April 2022 | The Equity Forum: Equitable Brownfields Redevelopment focused on community wealth-building and displacement prevention in the context of brownfield redevelopment in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR).


July 2022 | The Equity Forum: Upending Cultural Displacement featured key thought leaders and practitioners who discussed the complex relationship between smart growth and cultural displacement, as well as shared innovative strategies for preserving and protecting neighborhood culture during change.