The Coalition for Smarter Growth holds events regularly throughout the year focusing on smart growth issues and how they apply to communities in our region.
Walking Tours & Forums Series
Our signature Walking Tours & Forums Series brings together community members from all walks of life to learn about what makes a successful walkable, livable neighborhood.
Tours, typically on Saturday mornings in the spring and fall, are on-the-ground opportunities to see and feel what successful smart growth looks like. Forums occur throughout the year, and feature leading experts on hot topics like parking, zoning, affordable housing, and more. In partnership with APA, AICP credit is often available.
The Walking Tours & Forums Series is made possible by the generous support of the National Association of Realtors.
The Silver Line, Reston, & Tysons: A New Chapter
Saturday, September 6 | 10:00-12:00
After decades of anticipation, join us in exploring the Silver Line and big changes at the Wiehle-Reston and Tysons Metro Stations! We’ll ride the Silver Line to visit new mixed-use developments and see the transformation firsthand.
Smart Design: DC’s Dunbar High School
Wednesday, September 10 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM (evening tour)
DC’s Dunbar HS is one of the region’s best known historically African-American high schools, for many years it’s design and layout were far from an urban gem. All that changed last year, with the unveiling of the new Dunbar. Come hear how smart growth design principles can transform not only a building but the surrounding neighborhood.
Reimagining Downtown Bethesda
Saturday, September 13 | 10:00-12:00
As downtown Bethesda updates its master plan for the first time in 20 years, what are the main opportunities to create a more livable, sustainable, and equitable urban community?
Tysons image by fairfaxcounty. Dunbar image copyright Joseph Romeo, courtesy Perkins Eastman. Bethesda image by ehpien.
Community Meetings & Workshops
Our community meetings and workshops, often in partnership with allied organizations, help community members and neighborhood advocates better understand what’s going on their communities and how they can affect positive change.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
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