Down here on the Gulf Coast, we are on the precipice of creating the first new passenger rail service in the Deep South in more than half a century. This never would have happened without years of invaluable assistance from Smart Growth America and their Transportation for America program.
End of Year
This is Santa. We need to talk. I just can’t stay silent anymore: Sprawl in America is really killing me and my Christmas Eve productivity.
Smart growth—building places that are healthy, resilient, and prosperous—requires tackling an almost impossibly long list of complicated issues. But Smart Growth America has the diverse experience required to move the needle.
This year, Smart Growth America continued to produce vital research and other content that is changing the conversation around critical issues. This resources fuel our advocacy across the country and in the nation’s capital, fighting for a future that is healthy, prosperous, and resilient.
Our wish list this year is ambitious, but necessary. But we’re working hard to help realize this vision for communities across the country.
“If Transportation for America doesn’t do what they do at the national scale, we would be in trouble at the local level. We count on them to lead at the national level and equip us with the knowledge and expertise to do the same locally.”
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular content from Smart Growth America and our various programs over the past year. If you’ve appreciated some of this work or our writing about it, make a tax-deductible end of year gift to help support our work in 2019!
We work hard every day to make communities safer and more resilient as they grow and change, the climate warms, and economies become more interconnected. So whether you make an end of year gift to get some SGA bling or for the post-giving fuzzy feelings (or both!) we appreciate your support.
My name is Calvin Gladney and I’m the (relatively new) President & CEO of Smart Growth America. This holiday season, we’re thankful for all of those who have supported SGA’s work over the last decade. And I’m hoping I can count on you as we look ahead to a bright future in 2019.
2017 was a banner year for LOCUS: we launched our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign to organize developers and investors to advocate for and protect federal programs that support public infrastructure, affordable housing and economic development in walkable communities; we brought together over 200 responsible real estate developers, investors, transportation professionals, and local leaders at the 2017 LOCUS … Continued