Smart Growth America believes that “America’s towns and cities deserve investment, stewardship, and supportive, thriving communities. A smart growth approach to development is about creating the places that make this possible.
Smart growth means reinvesting in America’s downtowns and Main Streets, the economic engines of big cities and small towns alike. Smart growth means creating homes for families of all income levels alongside one another. Smart growth means diversifying our transportation system so Americans have a choice in how they get around. Smart growth means building streets that are safe for people walking, bicycling or using a wheelchair, as well as driving. Smart growth means reimagining the places we have already built, and protecting our open green spaces for generations to come.
Join us for Smart Growth America’s Equity Summit:
Improving racial equity, economic inclusion and restorative justice through smart growth
At Smart Growth America, we deeply believe that improving racial disparities is at the core of a smart growth approach. But what does that mean? How does it work in practice? And how can smart growth advocates do it better?
Join us for three straight days January 26th-28th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Time for a three-day virtual summit where we’ll convene an exciting group of experts, practitioners and policymakers to discuss how to center improving racial equity in smart growth work. Our impressive lineup of speakers will discuss how to promote equity in housing and land use, why strong Black & brown businesses are key to neighborhood vitality, and how to right the wrongs of past damaging transportation decisions and promote restorative justice. The centerpiece of each day is a discussion between a panel of experts, moderated by a Smart Growth America expert.
Dates: Tuesday January 26 to Thursday January 28
Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Time