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Smart Growth Speaker Series

Road Diets: Improving Safety for All Road Users March 3 webinar

​Road Diets, converting four-lane undivided roadways to three lanes – two through lanes and a two-way-left-turn-lane – are listed as a Federal Highway Administration proven safety measure. New cross sections can potentially improve safety, reduce speed differential, and/or improve accessibility for transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists.This webinar is one of a free series offered quarterly as part of FHWA’s Pedestrian Safety Focus States and Cities initiatives. 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

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Category: Events, Webinars, roads


Webinar: Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes, March 4

The new report from PeopleForBikes, “Building Equity: Race, Class and Protected Bike Lanes,” makes the case for bicycling infrastructure as an equity tool. Presenters review the research and data and delve into the concepts highlighted by the domestic and international case studies featured in the report. City staff and bicycling advocates should attend this webinar to learn how to bring a productive discussion of equity to their communities. 3-4 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 4.

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Category: Events, Webinars, bikes, demographics


The AIA’s 41th annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference, March 4-6

Guided by a vision for the future of the profession, the conference provides The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) leaders with tools to influence and pursue action that will strengthen their firms, communities and society at large. The conference provides opportunities for creative dialogue through general sessions, workshops, networking and peer-to-peer connections. Leaders will exchange information and ideas, provide input on AIA initiatives and advocate the AIA’s federal agenda to members of Congress, working collectively toward a better future for architects.

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Category: Events, District of Columbia, Conferences


2015 National Bike Summit, March 10-12, 2015, Washington, D.C.

​The theme of the 2015 National Bike Summit perfectly describes the League’s new strategic direction: bikes add value in so many ways. Instead of saying “Look at what the bike has done for us!” we’re asking “How can the bike help you achieve your goals?” – whether you’re a health professional, community planner, traffic engineer, neighborhood leader, tourism agency, grandmother or student. That’s a significant shift – and we’ll be listening and learning from many of these groups during the Summit.

http://bikeleague.org/content/summit-2015

Category: Events, bikes


The Funders' Network Annual Conference: Registration now open

If you want to learn from a network of national and place-based funders and leading practitioners and explore how funding smart growth and development initiatives can increase the impact of your grant making, then this conference is for you. The Funders’ Network will convene its 2015 Annual conference March 16-18 in Los Angeles. Registration is open to staff, directors, trustees, and donors of grant-making institutions.


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Category: Events, California, Event


Webinar: Biking and Communities of Color: Friend or Foe? 1 p.m. March 18

Biking in communities of color is not new, yet, in so many neighborhoods, the appearance of protected lanes is deemed the beginning of gentrification. This webinar, part of a series from Safe Routes to School National Partnership, demonstrates how bike advocates around the country are showing biking as a solution to community revitalization and not a trigger for displacement. 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 18.

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Category: Events, Webinars, bikes


24th Ahwahnee Conference for Local Elected Officials, March 19-22

​This year’s Ahwahnee conference will feature dynamic speakers and leading experts who will discuss innovative solutions for increasing resiliency and implementing smart-growth strategies in a time of rapid change. This conference sells out every year because attendees say the format is uniquely structured to combine fresh ideas with hands-on discussion of how to implement them.

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Category: Events, California, Conferences


SCUP Conference: 1+1=3 Planning, Learning and Building with Partners

​​​​​​​​​The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is hosting its 2015 Pacific Regional Conference,​​ March 22-24, in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a city that excels in innovative urban planning and sustainability, due largely to its success with strategic partnering and resource sharing. Inspired by 50 years of SCUP member-driven innovation and Portland’s unique culture of cooperation, the conference will show us how 1+1=3: Planning, Learning and Building with Partners.

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Category: Events, Conferences


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The Smart Growth
Speaker Series

The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe the Smart Growth development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns.

Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). For more information, contact Luctrician Hamilton, U.S. EPA at .


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