Why You Should Attend

From Baltimore or the DC Area? This Conference is for YOU!

There are many great reasons to attend the 14th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Baltimore, MD, especially if you are from Maryland or the Greater DC area.

Over the last 20 years, Baltimore has used a wealth of smart-growth and sustainability tools and policies to transform itself from primarily a major port and manufacturing center, into a multi-industry economy that promotes a built environment that is vibrant, walkable and livable focused on medicine, law, finance and health. These strategies ensured workers have a vibrant and interesting place to live, work and play.

There will be tons of smart-growth projects to see across the region, and 16 dynamic tours showcasing many of them, held in conjunction with the conference.

Baltimore communities like Station North, Masonville, Jones Falls Valley, Ellicott City, Catonsville and Towson will demonstrate smart growth in practice. Closer to Washington, DC, the Montgomery, Columbia Heights, and Prince George’s areas will showcase recent efforts to spur transit-oriented development and create vibrant, compact communities.

The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will explore some of these great success stories from throughout Baltimore and Maryland as well as practical strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to more sustainable development in the rest of the nation. For more details on the tours, please visit our Tours Page.

The conference program will feature some great case studies from the region, including the challenges as well as some inspirational success stories. There will be case studies and best practices from across the country that will provide great examples of how other communities are tackling the same issues, including theirs successes and lessons-learned. For more details on the program, please visit our Program Page.

This not-to-be-missed national conference also includes other exciting special features and optional workshops, with new special events and networking activities to be added soon! For more details on special features and optional workshops, please visit our Special Features Page.

About New Partners

Conference Organizers

"The challenges of the 21st century will require an unprecedented level of collaboration and innovation. Working together across disciplines, we can create communities that are resilient, prosperous and equitable. The New Partners conference will connect you to diverse experts, new strategies and cutting-edge tools that will help create positive change, starting with your community."
— Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission
Michele Kelso Warren
916-448-1198 x308
mkwarren ‘AT’ lgc ‘DOT’ org

Nico Gilbert-Igelsrud
916-448-1198 x327
ngigelsrud ‘AT’ lgc ‘DOT’ org

About the Event

Why You Should Attend

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