We hope to reconvene our previous project partners and sponsors in 2021 to discuss opportunities and timing for planning another national conference.

Please check back in mid 2021 for more updated information, and keep up all of your collective hard work to creating great communities everywhere!

Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities

Thank you for attending the 2018
New Partners for Smart Growth™ Conference!

Thank you to Volta for sponsoring this year’s New Partners for Smart Growth™ Mobile App!

2018 Conference Program

The 2018 program will also include NEW, dynamic interactive session formats to maximize participant engagement because we recognize that our participants have experiences, observations, successes and challenges to contribute to the dialogue around smart growth implementation.
We’ve secured continuing education credits for AICP planners for nearly all of the conference sessions!

Building Healthy Communities

The 2018 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference: An Opportunity for Inspiration and Implementation of National Healthy Communities Initiatives

Last year’s New Partners for Smart Growth™ (NPSG) annual conference, included a healthy communities forum that served as the springboard for the development of a National Healthy Communities Platform (NHCP).

Download the Building Healthy Communities Resources PDF

Advancing Racial Equity Workshop

Join this three-hour pre-conference workshop to be introduced to GARE, learn about its theory of change, and see those theories put into practice by a range of jurisdictions from throughout California and across the country.

2018 Conference Tours

Exciting tours will be included as part of the 2018 New Partners for Smart Growth™ Conference. Tours will be scheduled on the mornings of Wednesday – January 31, Thursday – February 1, and on in the afternoon of Saturday – February 3.

Bridges to Smart Growth

Opening its Golden Gate, the New Partners for Smart Growth™ Conference returns to California in 2018.

The city of San Francisco is 47 square miles of innovation – an incubator for new ways to solve old problems, a living laboratory for environmental and economic sustainability. As old as the Declaration of Independence, San Francisco is a blueprint for the future. It remains today the world’s leading breeding ground for game-changing ideas and amazing technologies that reimagine the way we live and communicate, and preserve the best aspects of our world.

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