2015 Promotional Partners

as of January 8, 2015

Conference promotional partners play a vital role in the overall success of this long-running conference series. Through their non-monetary support, this impressive multi-disciplinary group of agencies, associations and organizations helps get the word out about this national conference—throughout the region, the state, and across the entire country.

Their efforts ensure that the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference draws a multi-disciplinary national audience—and without their valuable support—this conference would not be the premier smart growth event it continues to be each year.

If you would like to become a conference cosponsor, contact Kelsey Wolf-Cloud at kwolfcloud ‘AT’ lgc ‘DOT’ org. You can also complete this online form. Or download this Promotional Partner Response Form and email or fax it to Kelsey Wolf-Cloud.

1000 Friends of Iowa

1000 Friends of Maryland

1000 Friends of Wisconsin

21st Century School Fund

The 21st Century School Fund is dedicated to building the public will & capacity to modernize public school facilities in supporting high quality education & community revitalization. Visit the Website

Alliance for Biking & Walking

The Alliance for Biking & Walking is a coalition of over 200 state and local biking and walking advocacy organizations. The Alliance creates, strengthens, and unites grassroots active transportation coalitions, giving advocates tools to win campaigns that transform communities into healthier, more active places. Visit the Website

Alliance for Community Trees

ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, formulate and influence sound public health policy and ensure excellence in state-based public health practice. ASTHO’s primary function is to track, evaluate, and advise members on the impact and formation of public or private health policy which may affect them and to provide them with guidance and technical assistance on improving the nation’s health. Visit the Website

American City Quality Foundation

American City Planning Directors’ Council / American City Quality Foundation’s purpose is to raise public awareness about the status and future of America’s cities and regions and promote better planning, decision making, design, development and action to improve the quality of cities and their regions. ACQF is a not for profit organization of the nation’s city planning directors and private and public organization colleagues. See www.cityplanningdirectors.org for more information or e-mail acqf@aol.com. Visit the Website

American Farmland Trust

Americans For Transit

Americans for Transit is a national coalition of transit rider advocates to address the pressing transit funding crisis. In cities, suburbs and small towns, we need more affordable public transportation. Together, we can build a movement to implement change in our communities. Visit the Website

American Heart Association

American Institute of Architects, Baltimore

The American Institute of Architects is a visionary organization providing advocacy, leadership, and knowledge resources for architects to design a better world.  Founded in 1871, AIA Baltimore serves as the voice of the architecture profession in the Baltimore metropolitan area.  Our chapter consists of nearly 1300 architects, emerging professionals, and allied industry members united to demonstrate the value of architecture and design to communities across our region. Visit the Website

American Public Health Association

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

APBP members are planners, engineers, landscape architects, architects and other professionals who collaborate across specialty areas to create walkable communities, advance complete streets, implement bicycle parking and bikeshare systems, prepare pedestrian and bicycle plans and assure accessibility. APBP members support and mentor one another. Visit the Website

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Baltimore City Office of Sustainability

Baltimore Metropolitan Council

Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc.

Founded in 1959 by James Rouse and other Baltimore visionaries, BNI is celebrating its 55th anniversary as one of the oldest non-profit fair housing agencies in the nation. Initially founded to combat discrimination and create diverse communities throughout the Baltimore region, today we are the only Maryland-based non-profit focused on fair housing and tenant-landlord issues. We are unique as the only Maryland organization providing impartial counseling and guidance to both tenants and landlords through our Hotline, receiving over 20,000 inquiries annually.  Visit the Website.

California Association of Council of Governments

California Center for Civic Participation

California Coalition for Rural Housing

California State Association of Counties

The primary purpose of CSAC is to represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services. Visit the Website

California Strategic Growth Council

Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative

Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency

Center for Cities & Schools, UC Berkeley

CC+S promotes high-quality education as an essential component of urban and metropolitan vitality to create equitable, healthy, and sustainable communities for all.  Visit the Website

Center for Civic Partnerships

The Center for Civic Partnerships provides leadership and management support to build healthier communities and more effective nonprofit organizations. Visit the Website

Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice

Across our country and throughout the world, people struggle to ensure that the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the land they share, is safe, healthy and protected. For more than 35 years, CCAEJ has provided the support and leadership to communities in this struggle. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving both our social conditions and the natural environment we inhabit so that everyone has a safe, healthy, toxic free place to live, work, learn, and play. Visit the Website

Center for Community Progress

As a national leader on solutions for blight and vacancy, the Center for Community Progress serves as the leading resource for policies and best practices that address the full cycle of property revitalization, from blight prevention, through the acquisition and maintenance of problem properties, to their productive reuse.   Visit the Website

Center for Creative Land Recycling

CCLR is a nonprofit working to promote the redevelopment of brownfield and infill sites in order to protect our environment and strengthen our communities.  Visit the Website

Center for Resilient Cities

The Center for Resilient Cities builds robust and thriving urban communities that are healthy, just, economically viable and environmentally sound. Visit the Website

Center for Urban and Regional Studies

The Center for Urban & Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a multi-disciplinary research center focusing on issues and problems faced by our nation’s cities and regions. The Center promotes and supports high-quality basic and applied research on planning, policy, and interdisciplinary social issues and challenges we face in urban, regional, and rural settings in North Carolina and around the world. Visit the Website

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs - U of MN

Central Maryland Transportation Alliance

Our singular focus it to be a catalyst for improving the region’s transportation.  Visit the Website

Central Valley Air Quality Coalition

Citizens for Modern Transit

Citizens Planning and Housing Association

CPHA Vision CPHA is the catalyst for civic action to bring about a healthy, inclusive Baltimore, with economically vibrant communities and opportunities for all people. Visit the Website

City of Baltimore

Civic Results

Cleaner Air Partnership

The Cleaner Air Partnership is a unique coalition of the Sacramento Region’s business, public health and environmental communities focused on incentive-based approaches to improve air quality. Visit the Website

Communities Creating Opportunity

Conservation Alabama Foundation

Conservation Alabama Foundation protects the people and places you love by building the capacity of Alabama’s citizens to promote conservation through government and civic action. We seek innovative solutions to key policy issues that threaten the quality of life for Alabama’s citizens and its natural environment. Visit the Website

The Conservation Fund

The Conservation Fund has led land conservation efforts for nearly 30 years. We’ve protected more than 7 million acres across America, from the park down the street to historic battlefields, wild areas and favorite destinations of all kinds. We work hand-in-hand with community and government leaders, businesses, landowners, conservation nonprofits and other partners to save the places that matter most. Visit the Website

Delta Institute

Delta Institute creates and implements innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality, and healthy communities in the Great Lakes region. Visit the Website

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Engaged Community Offshoots, Inc.

Enterprise Community Partners

Environmental Justice Partnership

The Environmental Justice Partnership, Inc. (EJP) is a non-profit organization that functions as the interface between environmental and other research establishments as they relate to injustice and health issues in East Baltimore and the surrounding communities of Baltimore City. The mission of EJP is to address public health problems that impact East Baltimore residents by building a partnership of community-based organizations that educate residents, advocate for environmental justice, and represent East Baltimore communities’ interests to governmental agencies, academic institutions, and private organizations.  Visit the Website

Form Based Codes Institute

The Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and use of form-based codes. FBCI pursues this objective by providing a forum for discussion of form-based coding, educating practitioners and the general public, and establishing standards for form-based codes.  Visit the Website

Fresno Metro Ministry

Founded in 1970, Fresno Metro Ministry is multi-cultural, multi-faith community benefit organization whose mission/vision is learning, connecting and engaging to achieve healthy people and healthy places. We work together with residents in Fresno and throughout the San Joaquin Valley to advocate for systems and policies that will improve health outcomes in our community.  Visit the Website

Friedman Group

Friends of Midcoast Maine

Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

The Funders’ Network exists to inspire, strengthen and expand funding and philanthropic leadership that yield environmentally sustainable, socially equitable and economically prosperous regions and communities.  Visit the Website

Georgia STAND-UP


The Mission of GP RED is to facilitate the creation of inter-disciplinary, innovative, practical management tools and strategies intended to enhance and promote integration of health, recreation, and land management industries through research, education, and development.  Visit the Website

Good Jobs First

Green for All

Greenbelt Alliance

Greenbelt Alliance is focused on addressing a single challenge: how the Bay Area handles growth. We ensure the right development happens in the right places. Visit the Website

Groundwork Anacostia

Bring about the sustained regeneration and improvement of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

Housing and Community Solutions, Inc.

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative

Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stimulating community-driven neighborhood revitalization through the implementation of public improvement projects and community-based planning. Visit the Website

Low Income Investment Fund

Idaho Smart Growth

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International City/County Management AssociationICMA’s Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) provides technical assistance; applied and survey research; training; and communication services that create more sustainable, resilient, and livable communities. Visit icma.org/csc for more information. Visit the Website

Institute for Sustainable Communities

At the Institute for Sustainable Communities, we give passionate, committed people the tools and skills they need to inspire active citizenship, protect the environment, and take on climate change. Our mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all. Learn more at www.iscvt.org  Visit the Website

Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute

The Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute (E²SHI) is an interdisciplinary, university-wide institute that addresses critical issues related to environmental sustainability, including energy challenges and health impacts. E²SHI facilitates, coordinates, and motivates interdisciplinary and inter-divisional projects focusing on research, education & policy. Visit the Website

Just Partners Inc.

JustPartners, Inc., helps clients create strategies and products that produce measurable and sustainable social change, improved organizational accountability, and racially equitable and age-inclusive communities. Visit the Website

Maryland Department of Planning

Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) provides guidance, analysis, outreach and support to ensure that all of the State’s natural resources, built environment and public assets are preserved and protected as smart and sustainable growth goals are attained.  Visit the Website

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance promotes sustainable and equitable development through better state policy. The Alliance also supports local residents and projects through its Great Neighborhoods initiative. Visit the Website

Michigan Suburbs Alliance

The Michigan Suburbs Alliance fosters and promotes cooperative approaches to the challenges facing Michigan’s metropolitan areas. We believe our communities’ interdependence is our greatest strength and that collaboration is the best path to increased prosperity, sustainability and equity across a region. Michigan Suburbs Alliance

Mile High Connects


The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.  Visit the Website

National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties.  Visit the Website

National Association of Development Organizations

The NADO Research Foundation is the non-profit research affiliate of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), the country’s membership organization for the 500+ regional planning and development organizations. It shares best practices and offers professional development training, analyzes the impact of federal policies and programs on regional planning organizations, and examines the latest development and trends in small metropolitan and rural America.  Visit the Website

National Association of Home Builders

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in remodeling, home building, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year. Visit the Website

National Environmental Health Association

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is a professional society with members in the public and private sectors. NEHA’s mission, “to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all,” is fulfilled through training, education, networking, professional development, and policy involvement opportunities. Visit the Website

National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 47,500 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space.  Visit the Website

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately-funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s diverse historic places. Preservation Green Lab, a department of the National Trust, strengthens the fabric of communities by capitalizing on the inherent value of their irreplaceable built assets to improve social, environmental and economic performance.  Visit the Website

The Neighborhood Design Center

The Neighborhood Design Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1968, that provides pro-design services in support of neighborhood community development projects in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. Visit the Website

Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California

Since 1979, NPH has been the collective voice of those who support affordable housing. Our members include affordable housing developers and also activists, local governments, financial institutions, and community development organizations. NPH supports our members to create affordable housing by promoting policy solutions and building capacity through trainings and technical assistance. Visit the Website

Northeast-Midwest Institute

 The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a Washington-based, private, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states. Visit the Website

Parks & People Foundation

Parks & People creates and supports educational, recreational, and environmental programs and partnerships that unite the citizens and open spaces of Baltimore. It improves the physical, social and environmental quality of neighborhoods through greening activities and forming cross-sector partnerships and networks among communities to sustain natural resources and vibrant communities.  Visit the Website

Partners for Livable Communities

Our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic and social wellbeing of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Visit the Website

Partnership for Working Families

The Partnership for Working Families is a national network of advocacy organizations developing innovative solutions to our cities’ economic environmental and social problems.  Visit the Website

PGAV Planners

PGAV is a premier, professional services firm renowned for its work in the disciplines of urban planning, architecture, and destination consulting. PGAV PLANNERS is an integral part of the PGAV organization, comprised of a select group of planning professionals that takes pride in helping our clientele achieve results. PGAV provides an array of services and is continually supported by our staff of architects, landscape architects, artists and designers. Visit the Website


PlaceMatters is a Denver-based non-profit working all over the United States on improving public process with new approaches, new technologies, and with the goal of making civic engagement a more valuable component of the planning process for cities, municipalities, districts, and regions. Many communities have experienced a more engaged and effective democracy as a result of our work. Visit the Website

Planning and the Black Community Division of American Planning Association

The Planning and the Black Community Division provides a forum for planners, administrators, public officials, students, and other interested individuals to address issues of significance to the black community. PBCD fills a unique role of creating a space where communities can partner with political, economic and educational institutions to build strategic alliances that encourage collaboration and resource sharing. Such partnerships would assist communities struggling with a lack of collaboration and grassroots planning due to reduced community participation, and would decrease the breakdown in short- and long-term planning linkages. Visit our webpage for more information.  Visit the Website

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Red Line Now PAC

We advocate for greater mobility, economic development, and improved quality of life in Baltimore through construction of the Red Line light rail line. Visit the Website

Safe States Alliance

The Safe States Alliance is a non-profit organization and professional association whose mission is to strengthen the practice of injury and violence prevention. Members of the Safe States Alliance have unparalleled opportunities to discover, connect, empower, and grow as leaders in public health. Join our network of over 500 IVP professionals at www.SafeStates.org, as we strengthen our field!Visit the Website

San Joaquin Valley Latino Environmental Advancement Project

Sonoran Institute

Southern Rural Development Center

The Southern Rural Development Center seeks to strengthen the capacity of the region’s 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South.  Visit the Website

Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) represents eleven high capacity mission-driven not-for-profit members who acquire, preserve and are committed to long-term, sustainable ownership and continued affordability of multifamily rental properties for low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals. Since 2003, SAHF has promoted its members’ shared notion that stable, affordable rental homes are critically important in people’s lives. Together SAHF members provide homes to over 100,000 low-income households across the country. Visit the Website

Sustainable Community Development Group, Inc.

Sustainable Community Development Group (SCDG) is a Washington, DC based nonprofit leader specializing in collaborative problem solving that supports civic engagement, healthy community building and inclusive engagement of diverse stakeholders.  We believe in Sustainability for All by delivering support to community leaders, elected officials, business and industry, government, foundations and grantees.  Research, technical assistance and project management actively promotes equitable development, environmental justice and smart growth.  Our goals are education and strategies that help develop leaders who understand their assets, how public and private redevelopment works and how it can be used to create jobs, green the infrastructure and tackle health, environmental and socioeconomic concerns. Visit the Website


Transit for Livable Communities

Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) of ASCE

The Transportation & Development Institute (T&DI) is a specialty membership organization focused on transportation professionals and the transportation industry. It is one of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ eight specialty Institutes. Visit the Website

Ubuntu Green

Ubuntu Green is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, committed to promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities through advocacy, education, community development, and empowerment.  Visit the Website

U.S. Green Building Council

Urban Land Conservancy

Urban Land Conservancy intervenes in the real estate marketplace on behalf of the community to acquire, develop and preserve urban real estate for schools, affordable housing and office space for nonprofits.  Visit the Website