Join us next week at the New Partners for Smart Growth conference

Next week, the 12th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference kicks off in America’s heartland—Kansas City, Missouri. The three-day conference will explore sensible strategies for helping communities arcoss the country create healthy, convenient, equitable and livable cities and towns for all. This year, the conference will include over 90 sessions and close to 400 total speakers across multiple disciplines including elected officials, state and federal agency leaders; professionals in planning and transportation; realtors, developers and many others committed to building sustainable communities nationwide.

Smart Growth America’s staff will be among the many speakers talking about best practices in implementing smart growth strategies – covering everything from local policies to federal legislation about Complete Streets, public transportation, economic development, effective communications and more. Join us at one of our several sessions.

Engage with Smart Growth America staff during these sessions

Thursday, February 7
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Born in a Small Town: Transportation Success Stories from Rural America
Roger Millar, Director, Leadership Institute and National Complete Streets Coalition
Convention Center 3501-C
1:30 PM-3:00 PM Smart Growth as Economic Development: Helping Communities Find and Create Competitive Advantage(s)
Bill Fulton, Director, Governors’ Institute on Community Design
Convention Center 3501-A
1:30 PM-5:00 PM Communications as a Campaign: Better Planning to Achieve Real Results
Elisa Ortiz, Deputy Director of Government Affairs and Outreach and Tom Madrecki, Press Manager
Convention Center 3501-D
1:30 PM-5:00 PM Developing Vibrant Communities for the New Economy: How To Attract, Build and Serve the Businesses of Tomorrow
Ilana Preuss, Chief of Staff
Convention Center 2505-B
3:15 PM-5:15 PM Building Blocks: Making Smart Growth Happen at the Local Level
Roger Millar, Director, Leadership Institute and National Complete Streets Coalition
Convention Center 2503-A
Friday, February 8
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Why Leave it to the Liberals? (Morning Plenary)
Geoff Anderson, President and CEO
Convention Center Ballroom 2501-AB
1:30 PM-3:00 PM Leveraging Smart Growth Solutions to Build Political Base
Neha Bhatt, Deputy Policy Director
Convention Center 2503-B
3:30 PM-5:30 PM Getting to Yes in a new Era of Extremes: Successful Tools from the Road
Ilana Preuss, Chief of Staff
Convention Center 2505-B
3:30 PM-5:30 PM Move that bus: Rethinking Public Bus Service to Promote Smart Growth Lifestyles
Neha Bhatt, Deputy Policy Director
Convention Center 3501-C
Saturday, February 9
8:30 AM-9:45 AM Smart Growth and Your Tax Dollar, Making Sense of It All (Morning Plenary)
Bill Fulton, Director, Governors’ Institute on Community Design
Convention Center Ballroom 2501-A

Conference registration is still welcome as space permits. See the conference website for more information on attending. If you’re not able to join us in Kansas City next week, you can follow all the happenings on Twitter using hashtag #NPSG.

Download the complete schedule of Smart Growth America speakers at the conference (PDF).

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