Yesterday, Smart Growth America released (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization, a new resource for local leaders who want to re-invigorate and strengthen neighborhood centers of economy, culture, and history through a smart growth approach to development. The guide lays out in straightforward language seven main steps to help (re)build downtowns and Main Streets, and is designed to be used by any community, no matter where they are in the revitalization process.
As part of yesterday’s kickoff, we hosted an online conversation all about downtown revitalization. Participants heard an overview of the new guidebook, and discussed revitalization efforts in three different communities. A recorded version of the webinar is now available.
Watch the recorded webinar
|Click here to view the archived webinar|
|Click here to download the presentation (PDF)|
Joining yesterday’s discussion was Chris Zimmerman, Vice President of Economic Development at Smart Growth America; Alex Morrison, Executive Director at the Macon-Bibb County, GA Urban Development Authority; Mayor John Engen of Missoula, MT; Will Schroeer, Executive Director of East Metro Strong in Saint Paul, MN; and John Robert Smith, Senior Policy Advisor at Smart Growth America.