Join the National Conversation: Seeking New Ideas in Community Planning, Design and Development

What’s your vision for the future of your community? Join the Smart Growth Network (SGN) in the first national conversation about how neighborhoods and regions could be planned, designed and developed to meet the needs of current and future generations. This conversation will occur over the next 12-18 months in a range of media, including a compendium of emerging issues, webinars, blogs, videos and more. SGN is seeking short papers that discuss a particular issue that communities will be facing in the next 15 years.

Papers will address such questions as: How can practitioners and organizations best position themselves to navigate emerging trends? Also, what issues do local governments, community leaders and advocates need to be prepared to address to ensure strong, healthy, sustainable and livable communities? Your answers to these and other questions will help inform SGN partner organizations, including government entities, non-governmental organizations and private-sector interests, about strategies to help communities grow in ways that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and improve the quality of life.

Papers will be due June 30. A review team will select 20-40 papers to be published in a compendium before the 2013 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. For more information on the national conversation, visit the Smart Growth Network site.