Press Room

Smart Growth America’s expert staff is available to discuss issues related to growth and development, including economic development, regional planning strategies, transportation, housing and the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities. For more information contact Craig Chester, Press Manager, at cchester [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org or 202-215-8858.

Press Releases

Date Press Release
April 3, 2014 BUILD Act moves through Senate committee
April 2, 2014 Where America is sprawling and what it means
March 12, 2014 Backlog of roadway repairs threatens state transportation budgets nationwide
February 27, 2014 House tax reform proposal a mixed bag on urban development issues
February 27, 2014 Smart Growth America congratulates Senator Carper on his appointment as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee
February 18, 2014 Smart Growth America announces the best Complete Streets policies of 2013
February 10, 2014 Smart Growth America applauds new Senate bill to make America’s streets safer and more accessible
January 29, 2014 Statement in response to President Obama’s call for homeownership support in the 2014 State of the Union address
January 28, 2014 Smart Growth America announces 18 communities
selected to receive smart growth technical assistance
December 2, 2013 Maryland’s Local Leaders join together to promote sustainability and smart growth
November 19, 2013 Business, civic and elected leaders from across the country call on Congress to boost and refocus transportation funding
November 6, 2013 Christopher Zimmerman to join Smart Growth America full time
November 1, 2013 Applications now being accepted for Smart Growth
America’s 2014 free technical assistance workshops
October 3, 2013 National coalition of real estate developers to convene in Washington, DC to call for overhaul of federal real estate
programs
October 22, 2013 Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency to host public workshop on smarter development
September 23, 2013 Chula Vista to host workshop on LEED ND to achieve greater
sustainability
September 20, 2013 Mayor Mallory and Agenda 360 to host workshop on transit oriented development in Cincinnati
September 11, 2013 Blue Springs, MO to host workshop on sustainable land use code audit
September 11, 2013 Dauphin County, PA to host workshop on smart growth
implementation
August 17, 2013 Carlisle, IA to host workshop on walkability
August 14, 2013 Complete Streets Movement Celebrates
Adoption of 500th Policy in the United States
August 1, 2013 Northwest Colorado Council of Governments to host public workshop on economic and fiscal health
July 25, 2013 Smart Growth America and coalition of real estate
developers call for reforms to federal real estate programs
July 16, 2013 Missoula County to host workshop on parking management
in the Fairgrounds/Midtown Missoula area
July 2, 2013 Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to host public workshop on transportation performance measurement
June 19, 2013 Smart Growth America statement on House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Funding for FY 2014
June 3, 2013 Commemorating the life and service of communities advocate Frank Lautenberg
May 21, 2013 Better development costs 30% less, yields 10 times the
revenue according to new research
May 16, 2013 City of Port Isabel to host public workshop on implementing
smart growth
May 7, 2013 City of Charlotte to host public workshop on planning for economic and fiscal health
April 22, 2013 New analysis of Nashville area development reveals
opportunity for public savings
April 15, 2013 Houston to host public workshop on implementing Complete
Streets
April 19, 2013 Cuyahoga County to host public workshop on Complete Streets
April 14, 2013 Town of Campbell to host public workshop on smart growth
zoning codes for small cities
April 8, 2013 Virginia Beach to host public workshop on implementing Complete Streets
March 26, 2013 Graham County promotes smart growth implementation principles at strategy workshop
February 27, 2013 Boulder targets carbon reduction through transportation related climate goals at smart growth strategy workshop
February 27, 2013 Buena Vista Charter Township looks to address long-term fiscal and economic goals during smart growth strategy workshop
February 21, 2013 Geoffrey Anderson Responds to President Obama’s Plans for America’s Infrastructure
February 14, 2013 Geoffrey Anderson Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union address
February 13, 2013 Winchester, CT targets economic development, fiscal health at smart growth strategy workshop
February 4, 2013 Progressive Insurance, Mayors of Lee’s Summit, MO and Mission, KS honored for smart growth leadership
January 8, 2013 Smart Growth America calls for examination of federal real estate investments
December 10, 2012 Small metro areas reflect major metro trend: cities outpace suburbs in population growth
November 28, 2012 Seven Communities Earn Top Marks From U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Smart Growth Efforts
December 10, 2012 Small metro areas reflect major metro trend: cities outpace suburbs in population growth
November 28, 2012 Seven Communities Earn Top Marks From U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Smart Growth Efforts
November 21, 2012 Twenty two communities to receive free training sessions from Smart Growth America in 2013
October 25, 2012 Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council looks to the future of building great neighborhoods, strong economies
September 24, 2012 Applications now being accepted for Smart Growth America’s 2013 free technical assistance workshops
September 11, 2012 Smarter state transportation investments can provide taxpayers better ‘bang for the buck’
August 21, 2012 Tennessee DOT Aims to Improve Service While Saving Tax Dollars
August 15, 2012 Complete Streets growing in popularity as communities recognize safety, health, economic benefits
August 15, 2012 Complete Streets workbook offers guidance, best practices to communities looking to enhance safety and mobility
July 20, 2012 Will state transportation agencies stick to their plans and fund top priority projects?
May 17, 2012 National Complete Streets Coalition will incorporate as official program of Smart Growth America
April 9, 2012 Oklahoma City examines transportation performance measures with aid from Smart Growth America technical assistance workshop
April 9, 2012 Pima County to examine environmental, economic benefits of sustainable land use audit with aid from Smart Growth America’s technical assistance
April 5, 2012 U.S. Census data shows growth declining in far suburbs, indicates pressing need to adapt federal policies and investments to market trends
March 14, 2012 Local leaders can transform contaminated properties in to economic and community assets
March 13, 2012 Notasulga, AL aims to jumpstart ‘Main Street’ economic development with aid from Smart Growth America’s technical assistance
March 6, 2012 Kimberly aims to implement cool planning program with aid from Smart Growth America’s technical assistance
March 5, 2012 Senate’s vote on bi-partisan transportation bill tomorrow crucial for economic development, great neighborhoods
February 14, 2012 Obama Administration’s support for Partnership for Sustainable Communities, revitalization programs in FY 2013 budget helps create great communities nationwide
February 14, 2012 Deerfield Beach aims to implement ‘Complete Streets’ with aid from Smart Growth America’s technical assistance
February 2, 2012 Ways and Means Proposal Would Derail How America Gets To Work And Put Public Transportation On Life Support
February 2, 2012 Smart Growth America honors California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg for taking leadership role on smart growth issues
February 1, 2012 Smart Growth America and National Brownfields Coalition unite to revitalize blighted areas
December 16, 2011 Omnibus package includes full funding for EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities
November 28, 2011 Smart Growth America welcomes Bill Fulton, Mayor of Ventura, CA and urban planning expert, to staff
November 16, 2011 15 communities selected to receive free smart growth technical assistance
November 15, 2011 Congress does not include funding for HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative in FY 2012
November 1, 2011 Senate passes minibus bill with strong funding for Partnership for Sustainable Communities programs
September 29, 2011 Smart Growth America to offer free technical assistance to select communities
September 13, 2011 Smart Growth America supports American Jobs Act’s proposal to revitalize vacant properties, build better transit
September 9, 2011 American Jobs Act should use public transportation and road repair to achieve job creation goals
July 26, 2011 Smart Growth America opposes zeroing out funding for EPA smart growth programs
June 1, 2011 New report finds deferred road repair poses huge financial liability for many states
April 15, 2011 Smart Growth America Applauds Congress for Preserving Partnership for Sustainable Communities
February 15, 2011 Misguided Budget Cuts Proposed by House Leadership Take Aim at Programs Driving Economic Growth
February 14, 2011 Smart Growth America Applauds President Obama for Budget Provisions that Strengthen Communities
February 4, 2011 Research Confirms President Obama’s SOTU Remarks: Smart Transportation Spending Creates Jobs, Grows the Economy
October 19, 2010 EPA Program Will Help Communities Improve Environmental and Economic Prosperity
October 15, 2010 EPA Grants Demonstrate How Environmental and Economic Progress Can Go Hand in Hand
October 14, 2010 National Associations Congratulate HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Awardees
September 8, 2010 What Does President Obama’s Transportation Initiative Mean?
May 4, 2010 Smart Growth America Hires Roger Millar, Planner and Implementer of Great Places
April 1, 2010 New Poll Shows Americans Strongly Support Public Transportation; More Walking and Biking
February 17, 2010 The Recovery Act at One Year
February 17, 2010 Stimulus TIGER Projects: What Happens When We Use Transportation Dollars the Strengthen Communities, States, and the Country
February 2, 2010 President Obama’s FY 2011 Budget Will Help Create Jobs, Cut Transportation Costs for Families, and Improve Access to Affordable Housing
January 14, 2010 President Obama’s FY 2011 Budget Will Help Create Jobs, Cut Transportation Costs for Families, and Improve Access to Affordable Housing
December 17, 2009 Jobs Data Shows Stimulus Spending on Public Transportation Produces More Jobs, Faster
September 2, 2009 New National Academies Study Affirms Links Between Development Patterns, Transportation, Emissions, and Energy
June 1, 2009 Second Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Begins Today
April 4, 2008 Smart Growth Veteran Ilana Preuss Joins SGA as Director of Campaign Partnerships
January 4, 2008 Smart Growth Veteran Geoffrey Anderson Selected to Serve as President and CEO of Smart Growth America
November 7, 2007 Oregon Voters Repeal Taxpayer Windfalls for Land Speculators, Embrace Farm and Forest Protection
November 6, 2007 Smart Growth America Founder Don Chen to Advance Community Development Strategies at the Ford Foundation
October 24, 2007 Americans Prefer to Spend More on Mass Transit and High Maintenance, Less on New Roads
February 11, 2007 Bush 2008 Budget Undermines Local Efforts to Manage Growth and Provide Transportation Choices