Smart Growth America's Top 12 of 2012: Visiting towns and cities across the country

We’re doing a special blog series highlighting some of Smart Growth America’s favorite accomplishments from 2012. This is the seventh of twelve installments.

In 2012 Smart Growth America went to, worked with and spoke in dozens of towns across the country.

Some of these visits were part of our technical assistance program, where we delivered customized workshops for community leaders. Other trips were part of our LOCUS work, meeting with smart growth developers and investors. We joined town hall meetings, met with our coalition of allied non-profits, advised state Departments of Transportation, spoke at conferences and more. Our travels in 2012 took us to:

Albuquerque, NM;
Alice, TX;
Athens, GA;
Atlanta, GA;
Augusta, ME;
Baltimore, MD;
Baton Rouge, LA;
Berkeley, CA;
Billings, MT;
Birmingham, AL;
Boise, ID;
Boston, MA;
Byram, NJ;
Camden, SC;
Caribou, ME;
Chapel Hill, NC;
Charlotte, NC;
Chicago, IL;
Deerfield Beach, FL;
Denver, CO;
Des Moines, IA;
Detroit, MI;
Eastport, ME;
Edina, MN;
Eugene, OR;
Fairbanks, AK;
Flagstaff, AZ;
Greer, SC;
Gwinnett County, GA;
Hamilton, OH;
Helena, MT;
Hershey, PA;
Hutchinson, KS;
Kansas City, KS;
Keokuk, IA;
Kimberly, ID;
Knoxville, TN;
La Crosse, WI;
Lake Arrowhead, CA;
Lansing, MI;
Las Vegas, NV;
Laurel, MD;
Long Beach, CA;
Los Angeles, CA;
Manchester, NH;
Manhattan, KS;
Maui, HI;
Melville, NY;
Minneapolis, MN;
Missoula, MT;
Montgomery, AL;
Montpelier, VT;
Morgantown, WV;
Mountain View, CA;
Nashville, TN;
New Brunswick, NJ;
New Orleans, LA;
New York, NY;
Newark, OH;
Notasulga, AL;
Oberlin, OH;
Oklahoma City, OK;
Omaha, NE;
Philadelphia, PA;
Pima County, AZ;
Pittsburgh, PA;
Portland, ME;
Presque Isle, ME;
Providence, RI;
Rancho Mirage, CA;
Raymondville, TX;
Rochester, NY;
Sacramento, CA;
Salem, OR;
Salt Lake City, UT;
San Diego, CA;
San Francisco, CA;
Seattle, WA;
Smith River, CA;
St. Petersburg, FL;
Syracuse, NY;
Tacoma, WA;
Tallahassee, FL;
Tampa, FL;
Williamsburg, VA;
Worchester, MA;
San Juan, PR.

Celebrate 2012 and support 2013: Donate

It was great to meet the people in these places, and to learn how they’re using smart growth strategies to make their hometown better. We are excited to have worked with so many communities in 2012, and look forward to helping even more communities in 2013. Help make it possible by donating to Smart Growth America today.

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