Congratulations to RIDE Solutions director Andrea Garland for being recognized as a Smart Growth America 2023 Changemaker! We look forward to seeing what the year holds.
Congratulations to our Director, Andrea Garland on being recognized as Smart Growth America 2023 Changemaker! We can't wait to see what this year holds!
Since September 2021, the T-Mobile Hometown Grant Program has supported 6 NM and 150 National community projects to support economic development! Thank you T-Mobile, Main Street America and Smart Growth America for believing in small towns and rural communities. ❤️
✨Española, N.M.: Restore water fountains at the Plaza de Española, a historic and cultural hub for economic development and community events. (12/2022)
✨Doña Ana, N.M.: Beautify existing historic Doña Ana Plaza by adding benches and trash receptacles to accommodate attendees for local events. (9/2022)
✨Taos, N.M.: Revitalize the Taos Center for the Arts’ Gallery courtyard into a multi-factional space that improves access and directs water run-off away from the Gallery into a dry riverbed feature. (3/2022)
✨Clovis, N.M.:A walking track for all at Clovis Community College to be used by students, staff, and community members for exercise year-around. (12/2021)
✨Los Alamos, N.M.: The Los Alamos Co-Op Park is a creative greenspace project created by local co-ops for community gathering and will feature a small performance stage and classroom for local and regional safe, outdoor community use. (12/2021)
✨Raton, N.M.: Purchase and install Monument signage and wayfinding signage to make town more inviting to visitors, increase walkability, as well as driving directions and to increase connectivity between the various parts of the town. (9/2021)
Traffic crashes are among the worst and most painful ways to die. America should be doing more to prevent these violent and gruesome deaths.
Join on Jan. 10 with Smart Growth America, Bill Schultheiss, and America Walks.
Last week's Midwest Nuclear Host Communities Economic Resilience Conference in Morris, IL brought together partners from 7 plant communities to network & discuss opportunities for economic/workforce development, diversification, and more. Event summary coming soon! U.S. Economic Development Administration Smart Growth America Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) Grundy Economic Development Council
🍂Flashback to last month’s TAPA/TSITE Fall Conference in Knoxville, TN (tapaconference.com).
🤝Great sessions, networking opportunities, and fun times with other planning and traffic engineering professionals. As always, enjoyed presenting with our partners Nashville Department of Transportation & Multimodal Infrastructure and Alta Planning + Design
🚴🏽♂️Special shout out to Benito Perez, Policy Director, Fairpointe photobomber🤳, and keynote address speaker (Smart Growth America).
Join us next year!!
We are pleased to announce that our 13th annual Southern California Economic Summit will feature a keynote address from the President and CEO of Smart Growth America, Calvin Gladney! The series will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register and for more program info, visit: http://ow.ly/gitY50LHkoA
A great first day of the Nuclear Communities Resilience Conference taking place in Morris. Thanks Smart Growth America for hosting representatives from around the Midwest to discuss our futures. Thanks to the Grundy Economic Development Council as well for helping to put this conference together.
Today, leaders from nuclear host communities across the Midwest gathered right here in Grundy County to engage in collaborative discussions about economic resilience. The GEDC is honored to have a seat at the table alongside Grundy County, Grundy County Chamber of Commerce & Industry, North Central IL Council of Governments - NCICG, and our municipal partners. Thank you to Smart Growth America, the NADO Research Foundation, the Center for Creative Land Recycling, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative for bringing us all together, and thank you to the City of Morris, IL - Government for hosting the group. Proud to be among others looking hopefully toward and planning strategically for the future.
Complete Streets in action with this program from Smart Growth America
Did you know the City adopted a Complete Streets Ordinance in 2015? Our Complete Streets Ordinance says that all new and resurfaced streets will be retrofitted to accommodate all transportation modes (including people walking and biking) unless one of five exceptions is met. It's intention is to reduce the advocacy burden because instead of advocates making the case for "Why install bike lanes here?" for example, the City needs to make the case "Why do we NOT intend to install bike lanes here?" Our Complete Streets Ordinance was awarded as one of the 10 best in 2015 by Smart Growth America and lauded by the League of American Bicyclists and PeopleForBikes.org We're part of a growing number of communities to support all modes of transportation. What do you think?
📅 📢 MARK YOUR CALENDARS 11/9-11/10 for a workshop series facilitated by national non-profit Smart Growth America to envision improvements to the Sunset Dr., State Route 68 corridor!
The City has received Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Measure X funding to improve safety and access for everyone—whether walking, biking, rolling, taking transit or driving—at the intersection of Sunset Dr, Congress Ave, and Cedar St. While the project is intersection-specific, it presents an opportunity to think broadly! The workshops will build on each other, and we encourage you to attend as many as you can. More info at: cityofpg.org/news
Smart Growth America has just come out with a report "Arts, Culture and Transportation: A Creative Placemaking Field Scan," - a rigorous national examination of creative placemaking in the transportation planning process. Released by Transportation for America in partnership with ArtPlaceAmerica, this resource identifies ways that transportation professionals can integrate artists to deliver transportation projects more smoothly, improve safety, and build community support!
Access the report here: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/resources/arts-culture-transportation-creative-placemaking-field-scan/
Smart Growth America reports that, “people of color, particularly Black Americans are more likely to die than any other race or ethnic group.” The SCDPS data confirms that Black Americans disproportionately die while walking in South Carolina.
Read our blog for more insight to pedestrian crash data.
Check-out Smart Growth America's latest maps showing the growing evolution of Complete Streets policy adoption across the country from 2000 to 2021.
Communities across the country continue to commit to providing safe access to destinations for everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, ethnicity, or mode of travel.
Calling all small towns with populations fewer than 50,000! The next round of the T-Mobile Hometown Grant program is NOW OPEN!
Brought to you in partnership with Main Street America and Smart Growth America, the T-Mobile Hometown Grant program provides grants of up to $50,000 to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities!
Learn more at t-mobile.com/brand/hometown-grants