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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

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

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

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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

Smart Growth America Free Technical Assistance

Complete street in West Jefferson, NC (Town of West Jefferson)
Smart Growth America is accepting applications for free technical assistance. SGA’s expert staff will work with communities to understand their goals, show how development strategies can help achieve those goals, and provide recommendations for next steps. The assistance is funded through a Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities grant to SGA from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities. Applications due October 6. Learn more and apply... Read more
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