Energy Choices Issue Guide Placemat

​This guide presents three options based on views and concerns of people from across the country. Any path we choose will put some of these concerns into tension with some others. Our task is to deliberate, or weigh options for action against the things that people hold valuable. Learn more... Read more

2017 Federal Financing Toolkit

The 2017 Federal Financing Toolkit has been updated and expanded to include 90 federal financing opportunities that are designed to help real estate developers and investors as well as local elected officials achieve their development goals. There is a $60 fee for nonmembers. Learn more... Read more

City Wants to Turn Parking Lots into Solar-Power Plants

The Department of Parks and Recreation owns or operates 333 parking lots and has identified 40 that could host canopies topped with solar panels, along with charging stations for electric vehicles, self-powered streetlights and underground reservoirs to catch rainwater that would otherwise flow into the overburdened sewer system. Read more... Read more

Revitalizing Neighborhoods: The Federal Role

Distressed neighborhoods in US cities are a product of centuries of systemic inequalities and there is increasing evidence that living in distressed neighborhoods is harmful for children and families. The recent federal place-based initiatives of the Obama Administration aim to revitalize these neighborhoods. This paper makes recommendations for future federal work in this area. Read report... Read more

Expanding the Economic Recovery to All Americans Through Smarter Growth: Recommendations for the Incoming Administration

One of the biggest challenges for the incoming administration is making the economy work for low- and middle-income workers and households. Smart Growth America’s short guide of federal policy recommendations, organized into five main goals, is designed to help the next administration accomplish just that by: Creating more housing choices, connecting Americans to opportunity by providing more transportation choices, empowering local communities, investing in existing communities, and making smarter, more cost-effective investments. Read report... Read more

Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting, October 24 – 27

Join more than 6,000 leaders from around the world and from every sector of real estate and land use to share best practices and get the latest information on trends affecting the industry. The conference takes place October 24 – 27 in Dallas, Texas.... Read more
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