Past Equity Summit Programming

Learn more about our past Equity programming

At Smart Growth America, we deeply believe that advancing racial equity is at the core of a smart growth approach. But what does that mean? How does it work in practice? And how can smart growth advocates do it better?

The Equity Summit—SGA’s largest event of the year—is a gathering of thought leaders and practitioners who work to ensure that racial equity is a key priority in any smart growth approach. Since the Equity Summit’s inception in 2021, our annual event has brought together an amazing lineup of speakers to discuss the intersections of racial equity and the smart growth movement,  making the case that smart growth without a focus on equity isn’t smart growth at all.  Learn more about our past Equity programming:


Get caught up—check out our 2023 Equity Summit recordings

Day 1: Equitable Community Development

Day 2: Reconnecting Communities

Day 3: Equitable Decarbonization