To help state Departments of Transportation develop or update pedestrian and bicycle plans, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released the Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning Handbook. Developed from research, including interviews with nine state DOTs and a review of plans from 15 states, the handbook covers statewide planning from inception and scoping to implementation, including topics like engaging stakeholders and the general public; developing goals, objectives, and strategies; collecting and analyzing data; and linking to larger planning processes.Learn More:
This database raises public awareness of the rich diversity and interconnectedness of our shared designed landscape heritage. Spanning over two centuries of American landscape design, the What’s Out There® database is searchable by landscape name, locale, designer, type, and style.Learn More:
The Red Hot Rubble of East New York
U.S. Transportation Chief Urges Mayors to Make Pedestrians a Priority
AASHTO Moves Toward Endorsing Protected Bike Lanes
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
January 29 - 31, 2015
Dozens of sessions; hundreds of speakers! Don't miss the 14th-annual conference, which draws participants from across the country to learn about smart growth efforts. Conference-goers can choose from a dynamic mix of plenaries, breakouts, implementation workshops, focused training sessions, peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and coordinated networking activities. It also will feature exciting tours of model projects in and around the greater Baltimore region.
This compilation contains links to more than two dozen online collections with thousands of images that illustrate smart growth principles.
Find out who participates in the Smart Growth Network (SGN) and how they can help your community.