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New speakers announced for Street Lights

The Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets conference is just around the corner. As we deep dive into all aspects of Complete Streets, will you be a part of the conversation? Register today to secure your place in the room.

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Meet some of the members of the 2016-2017 LOCUS Steering Committee

As LOCUS begins its 2016-2017 membership year, we would like to introduce you to some of the members of this year’s steering committee. Our National Steering Committee is comprised of some of the country’s leading real estate developers and investors …

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Now hiring: Economic Analyst

Smart Growth America seeks a skilled, experienced Economic Analyst with two to six years experience to conduct technical and quantitative analyses regarding a wide variety of issues associated with the built environment and transportation, including economics, real estate, social equity, …

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Recorded webinar: Everything you want to know about applying for our 2017 free technical assistance workshops

If you are interested in applying for Smart Growth America’s 2017 free technical assistance workshops — but weren’t able to join us for this week’s informational webinar — you’re in luck. An archived version of the presentation is now available. Watch …

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How is California implementing Complete Streets?

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Equity, Implementation, and Complete Streets in California

Since 2005, California has passed over 100 Complete Streets policies—from large municipalities such as Los Angeles county, to midsize suburbs such as East Palo Alto, to small towns just outside the hills of San Francisco.

Passing Complete Streets policies has been an important step for California, but how does this commitment on paper translate to changes on the pavement? Join our panelists at Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets as they deep dive into challenges and successes of integrating social equity goals and implementing Complete Streets in California.

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Applications are now open for our 2017 free technical assistance

Is your city interested in smart growth, but not sure how to make it happen? Bring in the development experts with one of Smart Growth America’s 2017 free technical assistance workshops. Each year Smart Growth America offers a limited number …

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Join Smart Growth America and ULI-Washington for DC’s 2016 WalkUP Wake Up Call

Earlier this summer we released Foot Traffic Ahead: 2016, a scan of walkable development trends in the thirty largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The report found that across the country, walkable urban places are driving the real estate industry—and Washington, DC is leading the …

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Christopher Leinberger prepares to step down from LOCUS presidency

Next Wednesday, August 31st, LOCUS President Chris Leinberger will be handing over his current position to the next president, who will be announced in next week’s newsletter. Want to be among the first to find out who will be the …

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Helping a North Little Rock neighborhood find a prosperous path forward

The Baring Cross neighborhood of North Little Rock, Arkansas grew in tandem with an enormous rail yard to its east, with many of the yard’s employees finding homes in the adjacent neighborhood. Today, some residents and local leaders in North Little Rock …

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Every street can be a Complete Street

The National Complete Streets Coalition, working with the Active Transportation Alliance, spent a day this week with workshop participants near Chicago dispelling myths and preconceived notions about Complete Streets by demonstrating how every street can be a Complete Street.

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