Top 10 of 2013: 22 communities learn about smart growth strategies through our free workshops


This month, we’re looking back at some of Smart Growth America’s brightest moments and greatest accomplishments from 2013. Today’s highlight? Our annual free technical assistance workshops.

Each year Smart Growth America makes a limited number of technical assistance workshops available to interested communities for zero cost. This competitive award gives communities a chance to understand the technical aspects of smart growth development through a one- or two-day workshop.

In 2013, 22 communities were awarded workshops, including small towns like Blue Springs, MO and Campbell, NY and major cities like Houston, TX. Our staff helped Cuyahoga County, OH make its streets safer and more convenient. We helped Charlotte, NC bolster economic and fiscal health through better planning. We helped Carlisle, IA make its downtown more walkable. And we helped Northwest Colorado develop in ways that support economic growth. We also worked with communities in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia—helping leaders in each place understand how better development can help their communities and economies.

Help more communities learn about smart growth strategies: Donate today

Smart Growth America is a national leader in helping communities understand and use smart growth strategies. Support this work by making a donation today:

And, applications are currently being accepted for 2014’s free technical assistance workshops! Towns, cities, counties, regional governments and Indian tribes are all eligible to receive these workshops. Learn more and apply today.

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