Smart Growth Network E-Newsletter
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The Smart Growth Network has been providing U.S. and international news summaries of smart growth activity since 1997.
State by State News Headlines will be sent to you biweekly including news summaries from around the country, information on the latest print, web, audio, and visual resources, and smart growth events
In 1996, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined with several non-profit and government organizations to form the Smart Growth Network (SGN). The Network was formed in response to increasing community concerns about the need for new ways to grow that boost the economy, protect the environment, and enhance community vitality. The Network's partners include environmental groups, historic preservation organizations, professional organizations, developers, real estate interests; local and state government entities. See a full listing and description of the more than 40 organizations that constitute the Smart Growth Network
The SGN works to encourage development that serves the economy, community and the environment. It is a forum for:
- Raising public awareness of how growth can improve community quality of life;
- Promoting smart growth best practices;
- Developing and sharing information, innovative policies, tools and ideas;
- Cultivating strategies to address barriers to and advance opportunities for smart growth.
Since its inception, the Smart Growth Network has become a forum for bringing together different constituencies to share their diverse ideas and finding opportunities for smart growth. Several collaborations have evolved:
Development of Policy Options for Smart Growth and Affordability
A task force of 15 organizations, representing SGN, housing, and community development organizations, collaborating to demonstrate how smart growth achieves affordable housing goals.
Partners for Smart Growth Conference
An annual conference focused on smart growth policy and implementation, featuring projects and best practices from across the country.
The Urban Land Institute, with the close cooperation of the National Neighborhood Coalition, hosted a forum focused on helping developers and public officials engage communities to create "win-win" redevelopment decisions.
The Smart Growth Network does not lobby and does not take on individual development decisions.
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