Become a member

Are you passionate about smart growth and want to connect with like-minded advocates, leaders, or professionals from across the country? Consider becoming a member of Smart Growth America. We offer two basic ways to join:


Individuals and nonprofit organizations are invited to become members of our Wayfinders program, a movement of everyday Americans fighting for livable places, healthy people and shared prosperity—for everyone. As a Wayfinder, advocates, like you, can gain information, tools, and connect with like-minded individuals to achieve smart growth solutions. Our goal is for you to become a leader, sparking the progress your community needs to grow healthier, more prosperous and more sustainable, for everyone. Together, we will change the policies and practices that shape how we use our land, create better jobs and get around our communities.

Join as a Wayfinder


Real estate developers and investors are invited to become members of LOCUS, Smart Growth America’s national coalition of real estate developers and investors dedicated to building sustainable, walkable urban development in America’s metropolitan areas. Together LOCUS members work to increase funding and financing for smart growth development; improve regulations at all levels of government to support smart growth; and change federal programs to improve housing and transportation options for all Americans.

Apply for LOCUS membership