Free workshops

Planning for smarter, strategic growth is an investment in your community’s future. Smart Growth America can help your community achieve its development goals. We teach local leaders about the technical aspects of smart growth development, and provide customized advice on how communities can use smart growth strategies to their advantage.

In addition to Smart Growth America’s year-round services, we offer a limited number of free workshops to help local leaders and residents make their communities more livable, sustainable, and vibrant. Stay updated on our free technical assistance opportunities:


Small-Scale Manufacturing and Place-Based Economic Development

Status: Open until 01/06/17
For communities interested in using small-scale manufacturing to help revitalize a downtown or neighborhood and create economic opportunity. Learn more >>


Foundations for Smart Growth

Status: Closed. 2017 recipient communities announced on 11/22/16.
For communities interested in smart growth, but not sure how to make it happen. Applicants may apply for one of our free standardized technical assistance tools. Learn more >>


Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Status: Closed on 10/07/16. Applications currently under review.
For communities interested in enhancing transit-oriented development within transit corridors or around a public transportation station, and in economically distressed communities. Learn more >>