This new publication highlights innovative community and economic development projects being implemented throughout Tennessee. More than twenty case studies demonstrate a wide range of projects in both metropolitan and rural Tennessee. Topics highlighted include regional planning; neighborhood and corridor revitalization; historic preservation; transportation investments; entrepreneurship initiatives; and tourism strategies.Learn More:
A New Course: How Innovative University Programs Are Reducing Driving on Campus and Creating New Models for Transportation Policy
This report from the United States Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) describes how universities are improving their communities by providing a wider range of transportation choices. More frequent bus routes, additional bike lanes and bike rental programs, and vehicle-sharing programs all help make it easier for students to move around campus and town without a personal car. The report also documents how campuses are avoiding the steep costs of building new parking facilities by supporting alternative transportation options.Learn More:
Seattle Growth Outpaces Surrounding Suburbs
ADUs Account for 10% of Construction in Portland Neighborhoods
Two Brownfield Conversions Sparkle in Asheville
The Washington, D.C.-based Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis at the National Building Museum. Speakers describe, explore, identify and foster dialog on positive change in growth and development patterns.
Find out who participates in the Smart Growth Network (SGN) and how they can help your community.