Tag Archives: Smart Growth America

The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets

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What’s the connection between public health and Complete Streets? And how can professionals in public health and transportation work together to create streets that are safe and convenient for a variety of active transportation choices? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and guests Voices for Healthy Kids and the American Public Health Association for this event to discuss all these questions and more. Register now... Read more

Smart Growth America Announces Recipients of Small-Scale Manufacturing and Place-Based Economic Development Technical Assistance

The Gates Art Gallery building in Lowell, MA’s Acre neighborhood. Lowell is hoping to support small-scale manufacturing in the neighborhood. (Richard Howe / Flickr)
Four communities are using small-scale manufacturing for downtown revitalization to create economic opportunity, and will receive free technical assistance from Smart Growth America, made possible by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Read more... Read more

Empty Spaces

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Join Smart Growth America as they release Empty Spaces, new research in partnership with the University of Utah that analyzes the amount of parking being used in transit-oriented development (TOD) areas. It will be the one of the first comprehensive data-driven reports to estimate peak parking and vehicle trip generation rates for transit-oriented development projects, as well as one of the first to estimate travel mode shares for TOD. Register now... Read more

Empty Spaces: Real Parking Needs at Five TODs

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It is clear that TODs require less parking than development without transit, or transit without development. This new resource from Smart Growth America sets out to determine how much less parking is required at transit-oriented developments (TODs) and how many fewer vehicle trips are generated than standard industry estimates to help developers and engineers make more-informed decisions in the future. Read report... Read more

Dangerous by Design 2016

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On average, 13 people were struck and killed by a car while walking every day in 2014. This report from Smart Growth America takes a closer look at this alarming epidemic. The report examines the metro areas that are the most dangerous for people walking and includes a racial and income-based examination of the people who are most at risk, and for the first time also ranks states by their danger to pedestrians. Read report... Read more

Dangerous by Design 2016: A Conversation About the Most Dangerous Places to Walk in the Nation

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Where is it most dangerous to be a pedestrian in the United States? On January 10, 2017, Smart Growth America will release Dangerous by Design 2016, their flagship report about the American epidemic of pedestrian deaths. The forthcoming research will identify the most dangerous places in the nation to be a pedestrian, and will examine who is most at risk of being struck and killed by a car while walking. Join this webinar to learn more. Register now... Read more

Smart Growth America Complete Streets Consortium Series

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Smart Growth America announced a new technical assistance opportunity—the Complete Streets Consortium Series—is now open to all units of local government. This is an opportunity for three communities from the same state to work closely together to implement Complete Streets—streets that are safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Applications due February 2, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

A “Gateway” to Economic Opportunity: Raleigh, NC Prepares for Inclusive Growth

The Southern Gateway’s iconic view of downtown Raleigh (Source: Smart Growth America)
Home to North Carolina State University, a thriving bio-technology cluster, rich cultural offerings, and a relatively low cost of living, it’s no surprise that Raleigh had the highest growth of any metropolitan area in the nation between 2000 and 2010 — and is projected to increase by 71 percent between 2010 and 2030. To accommodate that rapid population growth and to help more people participate in the economic growth it will likely entail, Raleigh leaders are planning to create a Bus... Read more

Small-Scale Manufacturing and Place-Based Economic Development Technical Assistance

Rickshaw Bagworks makes and sells cycling-inspired bags in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. (Richard Masoner / Flickr)
Small-scale manufacturers have emerged as a significant force in today’s urban economy. For cities suffering the loss of skilled-labor employers, this emerging sector can create jobs and connect residents to economic opportunity while also serving as a powerful tool in the effort to revitalize neighborhoods. Smart Growth America announced a series of new, free technical assistance workshops. In partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Recast City, this program will educate and gather lessons from communities on how strategic... Read more
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