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FTA Announces New National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Ladders of Opportunity

October 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Transit

As a complement to the Administration’s ongoing Opportunities Agenda Program, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced this week that Smart Growth America, a national nonprofit organization, has been selected to lead a team of experts to support…

EPA Recognizes Three Communities for Smart Growth Achievement

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized projects in three communities as winners of the 2015 National Award for…

Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros

Walkable real estate development projects and places are on the rise nationwide, but certain metro regions are progressing faster than others, according…

GrowSmart Maine receives $45,000 in Grant Awards

June 15, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

GrowSmart Maine is pleased to announce the receipt of $45,000 in grants to support its work to promote sustainable prosperity in Maine. GrowSmart Maine is creating an easier way for Mainers to strengthen their hometowns by providing a concierge service for…

Connect with Thought Leaders at the 2014 Geodesign Summit

November 12, 2013 - in Announcement, Corporate, Design/Engineering

Planning and design professionals from local government, landscape architecture, architecture, health, engineering, and academia will gather at Esri headquarters in Redlands, California, January 29–30, 2014, for the fifth annual Geodesign Summit. The event…

Chief Concern in Calgary Elections is City Planning

September 23, 2013 - in Planning

Managing the city's growth and development is the most important election issue for 24 per cent of Calgarians, well ahead of perennial civic topics like taxes, traffic and crime, according to a Calgary Herald/Leger poll. This finding comes as the city planning…

EPA Offers Smart Growth Assistance to Rhode Island; Mississippi County, Arkansas; Kelso, Washington

June 13, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will offer technical assistance to three areas of the country to help improve their economy and create jobs while protecting health and the environment through the use of smart growth strategies.…

New Book Unsprawl Explores the Expense of Surburbanization

May 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Planning

Unwinding the unsustainable ways in which we’ve built our communities over the last half-century is the most pressing challenge confronting planning, design and development today. Utilizing a dozen case studies from throughout North America, Unsprawl examines…

Location-enabled Smart Planning and Community Development

January 23, 2013 - in Column, Modeling, Planning

The economic downturn impacted many nations around the world including the US. In particular, decreasing home values left many Americans underwater on their mortgages and many companies and organizations struggling to survive. Companies downsized or went out…

EPA Recognizes Seven Communities for Smart Growth Achievement

November 28, 2012 - in Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes seven communities with its 2012 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. The Smart Growth awards are given for creative, sustainable initiatives that better protect the health and the environment…