Smart Growth Network (SGN)

The Smart Growth Network (SGN) is a founding sponsor of the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference series, and the Local Government Commission has been a Partner Organization of the SGN since its inception.

SGN is a national network of more than 5,000 people and organizations working together to facilitate smart growth in neighborhoods across the United States.  Membership is completely free.  SGN was designed to encourage development that serves the economy, the community, and the environment, all at the same time.  SGN provides a forum for:

  • Raising public awareness of smart growth and the implications of development decisions
  • Promoting smart growth best practices through educational publications and other venues
  • Developing and sharing information, innovative policies, and tools
  • Fostering collaboration among SGN partners and members
  • Cultivating strategies to address barriers to smart growth

Any individual or organization interested in furthering the principles of smart growth can become a member of the Smart Growth Network. Member benefits include a quarterly e-newsletter and access to the network’s online discussion forums, which facilitates networking and peer assistance.

SGN membership is completely free!  Sign up today!

For more information, contact ICMA:
Phone: 202-962-3623
Fax: 202-962-3500
E-mail: smartgrowth 'AT' icma 'DOT' org

Smart Growth Network Partner Organizations

  • American Farmland Trust
  • American Institute of Architects, Center for Communities by Design
  • American Planning Association
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Congress for the New Urbanism
  • The Conservation Fund
  • Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance
  • Enterprise
  • Environmental Finance Center Network
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • Fannie Mae
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • International City/County Management Association
  • Local Government Commission
  • Local Initiatives Support Coalition
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education
  • National Multi Housing Council
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Northeast-Midwest Institute
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
  • Scenic America
  • Smart Growth America
  • State of Maryland
  • Surface Transportation Policy Partnership
  • Sustainable Communities Network
  • Trust for Public Land
  • U.S. EPA
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Virginia Tech Metropolitan Institute