Programs

DOT Innovation ››
Smart Growth America works in partnership with Governors, DOT CEOs, and other transportation providers and stakeholders to advance innovative transportation initiatives that grow economies and maximize the return on transportation investments.


Governors’ Institute on Community Design ››
Advises governors and state leaders as they seek to guide growth and development in their states. The Institute brings together leading practitioners and academicians in the fields of government, design, development, and regional economics to help each state’s executive team make informed choices as they shape the future of their states.


Local Leaders Council ››
A nonpartisan, diverse group of municipal officials who share a passion for building great towns, cities, and communities. The Council supports those who are implementing smart growth strategies and advises Smart Growth America about how state and federal decisions affect local communities.


LOCUS ››
A national coalition of real estate developers and investors who advocate for sustainable, equitable, walkable development in America’s metropolitan areas.


National Complete Streets Coalition ››
Promotes the development and implementation of policies and professional practices that ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.


Rural Development ››
Designed to help local leaders strengthen rural economies through a smart growth approach to development. This program provides rural residents and leaders with better information about the financial and economic impacts of development choices.


TODresources.org ››
A project of the Federal Transit Administration administered by Smart Growth America, this program provides on-the-ground and online technical assistance to support transit-oriented development, improve access to public transportation, and build new economic opportunities and pathways to employment for local communities.


Transportation for America ››
An alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions. These are the investments that hold the key to our future economic prosperity.