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.
We are a statewide membership-based organization focused on land use, transportation, sustainable development and climate change. Our mission is to unite Iowans in efforts to protect farmland and natural areas, revitalize neighborhoods, towns and cities, and improve quality of life for future generations.
Active Living By Design works to create healthier places by addressing policies, systems and environments. As a thought partner and connector between grantmakers and the communities in which they invest, we have developed a unique perspective about community-led change. This helps us advance action, lift leaders and inspire collaboration.
America Walks is a national organization leading the way in making America a great place to walk. We provide a voice for walking and walkable communities with federal agencies, provide strategy support, training and technical assistance to statewide, regional, and local organizations, and serve as the convener of the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative.
American City Planning Directors’ Council / American City Quality Foundation aims to improve the quality of cities and their regions. It works to raise public awareness about the status and future potential of cities. It promotes better city planning, decisions, design, development, management and action to improve the quality of cities and their regions in the USA and around the world. Visit www.cityplanningdirectors.org
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter is the official membership association for practicing planners in the State of Illinois. We strive to inform, educate, and connect our members to resources and tools that advance the practice of planning throughout the state. We pride ourselves on “Making Great Communities” happen all across Illinois.
The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association is an organization of people with an interest in land use, housing, transportation, environmental, economic and social planning. Among others, our membership includes citizen planners, planning commissioners and other planning officials, and professional planners within the State of Washington and elsewhere.
The mission of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field.APBP provides expertise for active transportation.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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.
The Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative is a membership-based network focused on promoting greater coordination on climate resiliency in the six-county Capital Region (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba). Through greater coordination and partnership collaboration, the Sacramento Region can adapt to known and predicted impacts; creating stronger, sustainable, and more economically viable communities.
UC Berkeley’s Center for Cities + Schools works to create opportunity-rich places where young people can be successful in and out of school. CC+S conducts policy research, engages youth in urban planning, and cultivates collaboration between city and school leaders to strengthen all communities.
Center for Community Action & Environmental Justice
The mission of Community Progress is to ensure that communities have the vision, knowledge, and systems to transform blighted, vacant, and other problem properties into assets supporting neighborhood vitality.
The Center for Creative Land Recycling is the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to catalyzing the redevelopment of contaminated or underutilized land by applying specialized knowledge to accelerate results-focused, community-driven revitalization. For the past twenty years, we’ve worked with communities and infill developers to provide guided navigation and hands-on assistance to unblock obstacles and realize the benefits of redevelopment. Learn more about our work at www.cclr.org. Find us on Facebook or on Twitter @LandRecycling.
The Center for Sustainability advances interdisciplinary research and teaching engaged in applied social, biophysical, and policy sciences to address pressing sustainability problems. Faculty and students examine the social, environmental and spatial practices and impacts associated with human activity across rural, urban, and metropolitan settings and their policy implications.
The Metro Mayors Caucus, a program of Civic Results in Denver, is a collaboration among the 41 mayors in the Denver metropolitan region. The Caucus has successfully addressed a wide variety of regional issues and policies since 1993.
ClimatePlan is leading the charge to transform California’s growth to become truly sustainable and equitable. This massive undertaking requires a broad network of partners to change land-use and transportation patterns. Our vision is of a healthier California that supports sustainable and equitable communities, preserves iconic landscapes, and significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
CCMC provides an integrated approach to resilient pre- and post-disaster planning and recovery. We help communities work through complex social vulnerability issues that consider the connection between rebuilding, adaptation, infrastructure investments and community-driven initiatives. We help maximize funding from FEMA and other sources to protect and enhance the human experience.
At the Fund, we make conservation work forAmerica.By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are redefining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity.Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect more than 7.5 million acres of land since 1985.
Since 1984, Gateway Greening has strived to educate and empower people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. Using the power of growing food, Gateway Greening is connecting St. Louis through community gardens, school gardens, and an urban farm.
Good Jobs First has pioneered two smart growth arguments with precedential studies and curricula: economic development incentives contribute to sprawl (and can therefore be reformed to promote smart growth); and sprawl is a broadly anti-union phenomenon (and therefore all unions have common ground with smart growth advocates). Good Jobs First also issued the first manual on Community Benefit Agreements in 2002 (co-published with the Partnership for Working Families, and re-issued in 2005).
Idaho Smart Growth is a statewide nonprofit that works with officials, developers and the public to make decisions about growth and development that strengthen Idaho’s communities, economy and environment.
An international nonprofit organization, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has 25 years of practical experience working with local leaders to accelerate climate change and sustainability solutions. ISC’s programs are designed to facilitate peer learning and engagement among local leaders charged with the work of making their communities more sustainable. ISC has led more than 103 projects in 30 countries, and currently works in China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand and the United States.
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure managers the Envision rating system for sustainable infrastructure. Envision includes a complimentary guidance manual and project self-assessment tool, as well as professional accreditation and project awards. It is comparable to USGBC’s LEED green building program, except that it is for infrastructure, not buildings.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities. We provide services, research, publications, data and information, peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county leaders and other individuals and organizations throughout the world.
LA-Más is an urban design non-profit that uses policy and architecture to create community impact. Based in Los Angeles, our mission is to support underserved communities to elevate local models onto a city-wide platform. Our goal is to create better systems for investment and growth.
The NAACP’s principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of communities of color in the United States and eliminate race based prejudice. The NAACP seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination through the democratic processes.
The NADO Research Foundation is the non-profit research affiliate of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), a membership association of the country’s regional development organizations.NADO RF provides training, research, and peer networking services to NADO members and other partners in the areas of economic and disaster resilience, rural transportation, and sustainable community development.
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.
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 more than 50,000 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.
No More Empty Pots is a nonprofit organization in Omaha, Nebraska. We value education, stewardship, and sustainability. Our mission is to help people and communities improve self-sufficiency and depend on the strengths of our collaborators to deliver sustainable outcomes.
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) activates our members to make the Bay Area a place where everyone has an affordable and stable home. We are 750 affordable housing developers, advocates, community leaders and businesses, working to secure resources, promote good policy, educate the public and support affordable homes as the foundation for thriving individuals, families and neighborhoods.
NPH sees a future where everyone has a place to call home and where low-income communities and communities of color stay and prosper in the Bay Area. We envision a day where everyone has access to an affordable home; improving our health, our children’s educational outcomes, our environment, our transit system, our regional competitiveness and keeping the Bay Area diverse and equitable.
The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a Washington-based nonprofit and nonpartisan research, education, and policy organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states.
As a policy-focused institute with a 35-year track record of producing first-rate research, developing policy options, and building and informing regional coalitions, the Institute has unique standing in that it was founded in response to calls by the Congressional Northeast-Midwest Coalition for a stable and trusted source of regional data and research as well as policy options and analysis.
The NW Energy Coalition is a leading advocate for policies promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy, consumer and low-income protections and restoration of fish and wildlife affected by Northwest power production.
The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance promotes walkable, welcoming and vibrant communities where residents help shape their future and have local and regional access to good jobs, homes, and a healthy environment.
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 Planners provides an array of services and is continually supported by our staff of architects, landscape architects, artists and designers.
Governmental, private and institutional organizations seek the services of PGAV Planners for our effectiveness in dealing with development issues and project solutions that exceed client expectations.
The depth of experience of PGAV Planners’ staff is a valuable resource to our clientele. More importantly we approach every project with a fresh perspective. We think that it is critical to recognize the unique circumstances of our client’s needs and chart an appropriate course of action.
The Richmond Promise is a community-wide scholarship and college success initiative in Richmond, CA. It is a unified effort between the City of Richmond, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Contra Costa College and the Richmond community to align resources to ensure all young people are prepared to attend college, and attain a post-secondary agree.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a catalyst for the creation of safe, active, equitable and healthy communities—urban, suburban and rural—throughout the United States. The mission of the National Partnership is to advance safe walking
and bicycling to and from schools, to improve the health and well-being of kids of all races, income levels and abilities and to foster the creation of healthy communities for everyone.
The Sonoran Institute’s mission is to connect people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them. We work at the nexus of commerce, community, and conservation to help people in the North American West build the communities they want to live in while preserving the values which brought them here. We envision a West where civil dialogue and collaboration are hallmarks of decision making, where people and wildlife live in harmony, and where clean water, air, and energy are assured.
SSTI promotes transportation practices that advance environmental sustainability and equitable economic development, while maintaining high standards of governmental efficiency and transparency. We serve as a community of practice for state departments of transportation, provide technical assistance, and act a resource to the wider transportation community.
California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) works across state agencies and departments to coordinate policy and activities to support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity and environmental stewardship.
St. Louis Earth Day has built its reputation on its annual Festival, which is now recognized as one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the country, but touches millions of individuals through its year-round programming like Recycling On the Go, Green Dining Alliance and Earth Day Action Grants.
Sustainable City Network is an online trade magazine at sCityNetwork.com for professionals in government, education and healthcare institutions who want the latest news and information on sustainability innovations and best practices. In partnership with the City of Dubuque, Iowa, we host the annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference, and produce regular free webinars, a quarterly print magazine, a weekly e-newsletter and online courses that provide education on sustainability topics.
Transit for Livable Communities is leading the movement for transportation reform in Minnesota. Through advocacy, collaboration, community engagement, and innovative programming, we promote a balanced system that encourages transit, walking, bicycling, and thoughtful development.
Umoja Commitment Statement to Community and Stakeholders:To work in partnership with community to plan and execute community development projects, programs and policies that support community revitalization and promote homeownership.Innovative methods and dedicated partnership moving community forward
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter believes that everyone deserves to live, work and learn in a green and healthy building. Through education and outreach, we engage community leaders in sustainable projects that provide environmental, health and economic benefits in the region.
The WALC Institute helps to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable and bikeable streets, livable cities and better built environments.
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