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A Free Assistance Opportunity For Innovative State DOTs

Accelerating Practical Solutions is an opportunity for six state DOTs to win a one-day workshop with our expert transportation staff. The workshops will bring together DOT staff, MPOs, consultants, local governments, advocacy groups, transit agencies, and other partners working to meet and balance the changing needs of transportation. Our staff will facilitate a discussion on best practices related to better project delivery to meet community goals. Applications due August 1. Learn more and apply... Read more

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016 Kickoff Celebration

​More than 130 communities passed Complete Streets policies in 2016. Join Smart Growth America for a webinar in celebration of “The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016,” an interactive conversation between the National Complete Streets Coalition staff and communities leading the way on streets that are safe and convenient for everyone. Hear from the community with the top-scoring policy of 2016 about how they crafted an outstanding Complete Streets policy and how they’re implementing it. Register now... Read more

Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action

​This new resource highlights local, regional, and statewide efforts to build more resilient communities from the ground up. The report was produced by the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, a program run in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Smart Growth America. Profiles in Action looks at examples in states across the country, focusing on each of the seven steps in the resilience Framework. Read more... Read more

Fiscal Impact Analysis Policies in Rural Communities Toolkit

​This Smart Growth America toolkit provides an overview of what Fiscal Impact Analysis Policies are and how local communities can create and implement them. It also includes a case study of this type of policy in action, and a model policy that rural communities can use to create a Fiscal Impact Analysis Policy of their own. Read more... Read more

Community Facilities Location Policy

​For many small and rural communities, access to essential services such as hospitals, medical clinics, schools, courthouses, childcare centers, and post offices can be limited. These services play a critical role in the daily function, health, prosperity, and viability of communities of all types, and in smaller communities this role can be even more important. A Community Facilities Location Policy can help ensure that new facilities, and the money invested to build them, deliver the project’s hoped-for benefits. This Smart... Read more

Creating Value: Assessing the Return on Investment in Complete Streets

How can benefit-cost analyses emphasize the value of Complete Streets? And what can advocates do to make Complete Streets a higher priority in city and state budgets? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and Stantec to learn how to plan and design Complete Streets projects to make them more competitive for grants. The webinar will also explore how to use basic return on investment analysis to measure the benefits of Complete Streets. Register now... Read more

The Role of Public Health in Complete Streets

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

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
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