Our Work

Our biggest priorities

Smart Growth America currently focuses on three specific priorities: Climate change and resilience, advancing racial equity, and creating healthy communities. Click to learn more about each and how we are working to bring about measurable change:



Our work

Solving huge challenges like climate change, affordable housing, the need for vibrant local economies, or how to affordably connect people to jobs and services requires an interdisciplinary approach across a span of interrelated areas: housing, zoning, planning, land use, economic development, transportation, and others. Our diverse staff of experts, arranged across these three teams but working together closely, has the expertise required to tackle them all. (click any one to dive in.)



How we do it

At the core of our overall approach is empowering communities through direct technical assistance, powerful advocacy, and thought leadership to realize our vision of livable places, healthy people, and shared prosperity.