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Smart Growth Event Calendar

Growing Sustainable Communities

Date: October 7 - 8, 2014
Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Presented by the City of Dubuque and Sustainable City Network, this conference will include keynote addresses by leaders in sustainability and urban development, as well as 25 workshops, two mobile tours and dozens of vendor exhibits. The latest research and best practices for successfully implementing sustainability projects across a broad spectrum of community disciplines will be shared, including healthcare, energy, resource management, environmental services, and urban planning and design.

To register: www.gscdubuque.com/

Category: Events, Iowa, Conferences


Date: October 13 - 15, 2014
Location: Houston, Texas

Description: Held every three years in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Annual Meeting, APTA’s EXPO is the world’s largest event for the public transportation industry. More than 15,000 industry professionals will visit 750 exhibits featuring the latest trends in mass transit technologies from around the world. Over two dozen educational sessions will be held during the EXPO.

To register: www.aptaexpo.com/apta2014/public/enter.aspx

Category: Events, Texas, Expo

Farmland, Food, and Livable Communities Conference

Date: October 20 - 22, 2014
Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Description: This conference brings together leading experts to focus on farming, land use, and food policy. Best practices will be showcased that protect farmland, support the next generation of farmers, encourage job creation and create opportunities in local and regional food systems. The conference will encourage collaboration between agricultural interests and communities to support agricultural viability and vibrant community food systems.

To register: www.farmland.org/news/events/national-agricultural-landscapes-forum/2014National-Conference.asp

Category: Events, Kentucky, Conferences

Designing Cities

Date: October 22 - 25, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California

This conference, sponsored by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), convenes transportation leaders and practitioners from across the country to discuss key trends in urban street design and transportation policy. Themes will include re-imagining rights-of-way, economic benefits of sustainable streets, bike and car sharing, pedestrian and bicyclist safety, and strategies to create temporary public spaces using low-cost materials.

To register:

Category: Events, California, Conferences

National Preservation Conference 2014

Date: November 11 - 14, 2014
Location: Savannah, Georgia

This conference, sponsored by National Trust for Historic Preservation in collaboration with The Savannah College of Art and Design and The Historic Savannah Foundation, is the premier educational and networking event for those who are committed to saving places. Conference presentations will explore preservation through new lenses, including climate change, real estate, data mapping, and attracting new audiences.

To register: www.preservationnation.org/resources/training/npc/

Category: Events, Georgia, Conferences

ASLA 2014 Annual Meeting

Date: November 21 - 24, 2014
Location: Denver, Colorado

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) hosts this largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world. The meeting features more than 130 education sessions, field sessions, workshops, and general sessions focused on landscape architecture topics.

To register: www.aslameeting2014.com/

Category: Events, Colorado, Annual Meeting

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14th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference: Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities

January 29 - 31, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland


Category: Events, Maryland, Conferences

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