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Applications Now Accepted for Smart Growth America’s 2016 Free Technical Assistance Workshops

October 02, 2015
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Each year Smart Growth America offers a limited number of free workshops to help local leaders and residents make their communities more livable, sustainable, and vibrant.  Now in its fifth year, this program helps communities find solutions to local development issues, so that participating communities are able to grow in ways that benefit residents and businesses while protecting the environment and preserving a sense of place.  Over 50 communities have already received Smart Growth America’s assistance through this program.  Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 workshop series.

Communities can apply for one of 12 workshop types as part of the free program including:

  • Implementing Smart Growth 101
  • Planning for Economic and Fiscal Health
  • Sustainable Land Use Code Audit
  • Complete Streets
  • Using LEED-ND to Accelerate the Development of Sustainable Communities
  • Walkability Workshop/Audit
  • Regional Planning for Small Communities
  • Smart Growth Zoning Codes for Small Cities
  • Transportation Performance Measurement
  • “Cool Planning”
  • Parking Audits
  • Implementing Transit-Oriented Development 101

Any unit or subdivision of local government, Indian tribe, or regional government is eligible to apply for these free workshops.  Communities may apply for more than one workshop, but must submit separate applications for each.  Applications are due by October 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  Click here for more information and to apply.